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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
(Heb. Pethor', פַּתוֹר, opened; Sept. (Φαθουρά; but in Deuteronomy 23:6 Sept. omits), the name of a place in Mesopotamia, on the Euphrates, the native country of Balaam, to which Balak sent for him to come and curse Israel (Numbers 22:5; Deuteronomy 23:5). It is supposed to have been near Tiphsah, on the Euphrates, but this is altogether uncertain. (See BALAAM). The name occurs in the cuneiform inscriptions (q.v.).
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Pethor'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/p/pethor.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.