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  4  definitions  found 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  (Babylonian)  god  of  wisdom  and  agriculture  and  patron  of 
  scribes  and  schools  [syn:  {Nabu},  {Nebo}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Nebo,  IL  (village,  FIPS  51882) 
  Location:  39.44141  N,  90.79033  W 
  Population  (1990):  402  (181  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  62355 
  Nebo,  KY  (city,  FIPS  55092) 
  Location:  37.38438  N,  87.64142  W 
  Population  (1990):  227  (96  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  42441 
  Nebo,  NC 
  Zip  code(s):  28761 
  Nebo,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  25141 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  proclaimer;  prophet.  (1.)  A  Chaldean  god  whose  worship  was 
  introduced  into  Assyria  by  Pul  (Isa.  46:1;  Jer.  48:1).  To  this 
  idol  was  dedicated  the  great  temple  whose  ruins  are  still  seen 
  at  Birs  Nimrud.  A  statue  of  Nebo  found  at  Calah,  where  it  was 
  set  up  by  Pul,  king  of  Assyria,  is  now  in  the  British  Museum. 
  (2.)  A  mountain  in  the  land  of  Moab  from  which  Moses  looked 
  for  the  first  and  the  last  time  on  the  Promised  Land  (Deut. 
  32:49;  34:1).  It  has  been  identified  with  Jebel  Nebah,  on  the 
  eastern  shore  of  the  Dead  Sea,  near  its  northern  end  and  about 
  5  miles  south-west  of  Heshbon.  It  was  the  summit  of  the  ridge  of 
  Pisgah  (q.v.),  which  was  a  part  of  the  range  of  the  "mountains 
  of  Abarim."  It  is  about  2,643  feet  in  height,  but  from  its 
  position  it  commands  a  view  of  Western  Palestine.  Close  below  it 
  are  the  plains  of  Moab,  where  Balaam,  and  afterwards  Moses,  saw 
  the  tents  of  Israel  spread  along 
  (3.)  A  town  on  the  east  of  Jordan  which  was  taken  possession 
  of  and  rebuilt  by  the  tribe  of  Reuben  (Num.  32:3,38;  1  Chr. 
  5:8).  It  was  about  8  miles  south  of  Heshbon. 
  (4.)  The  "children  of  Nebo"  (Ezra  2:29;  Neh.  7:33)  were  of 
  those  who  returned  from  Babylon.  It  was  a  town  in  Benjamin, 
  probably  the  modern  Beit  Nubah,  about  7  miles  north-west  of 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Nebo,  that  speaks  or  prophesies 

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