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  1. Mount, a mountain ridge of ancient Moab, now in Jordan, NE of the Dead Sea: from its summit (Mt. Nebo) Moses viewed the Promised Land. Deut. 34:1.
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Examples from the Web for pisgah

Historical Examples

  • The camp that had been formed at Mt. Pisgah suffered severely from the start.

    The Story of the Mormons

    William Alexander Linn

  • I think I like Pisgah better from this angle than from any other.

    A Tar-Heel Baron

    Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton

  • And from her Pisgah mount, which she had attained, what could she see?

    The Rainbow

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

  • Pisgah may have been the name of the range; yet again in Numb.

  • One of the results of his visit was the identification of Pisgah.

    Archology and the Bible

    George A. Barton

British Dictionary definitions for pisgah


  1. Mount Pisgah Old Testament the mountain slopes to the northeast of the Dead Sea, from one of which, Mount Nebo, Moses viewed Canaan
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Word Origin and History for pisgah


1640s, name of the mountain east of the River Jordan, whence Moses was allowed to view the Promised Land he could not enter (Deut. iii:27); with figurative extension. From Hebrew, literally "cleft."

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