regions beyond; i.e., on the east of Jordan, a mountain, or rather a mountain-chain, over against Jericho, to the east and south-east of the Dead Sea, in the land of Moab. From "the top of Pisgah", i.e., Mount Nebo (q.v.), one of its summits, Moses surveyed the Promised Land (Deut. 3:27; 32:49), and there he died (34:1,5). The Israelites had one of their encampments in the mountains of Abarim (Num. 33:47,48) after crossing the Arnon.
And departing from Helmondeblathaim, they came to the mountains of abarim over against Nabo.
The so-called mountains of the abarim are simply the wild, rocky hills and promontories which rise rapidly from the Dead Sea.
He is to ascend the mountain of abarim and look forth over the land Israel is to inhabit; then he is to be gathered to his people.