interpretation of dreams, identified with Pitru, on the west bank of the Euphrates, a few miles south of the Hittite capital of Carchemish (Num. 22:5, "which is by the river of the land of the children of [the god] Ammo"). (See BALAAM.)
It was in a kind of madness the diviner set out from pethor by the way of the Euphrates' ford.
Yet he does not get clear of the vineyards of pethor without hindrance.
The journey to pethor was by the oasis of Tadmor and the fords at Carchemish.
Is there not in pethor one who knows the God of this people and has the power of dreadful malediction?
There can be no doubt in what direction we are to look for pethor, the dwelling-place of the great diviner.
He felt himself to be like the prophet of pethor—a man whose eyes are opened.