|Eastern Mojave Vegetation||Pisgah, San Bernardino County, California.|
Populated place and railroad siding on the northeast side of Mount Pisgah, a dormant volcanic cinder cone.
Thompson's 1921 "Routes to Water" refers to Lavic and Hector, but does not refer to Pisgah. Thompson's 1929 Water Supply paper has photographs of Mount Pisgah and a hypothetical cross-section through the crater betrween Troy Dry Lake and Lavic Dry Lake. Thompson does not, though, refer to the populated place called "Pisgah."
In the book of Numbers 23:14, Mount Pisgah is stated as one of several locations from which the Moabite King, Balak, tries unsuccessfully to persuade the prophet Balaam to curse Israel.
Deuteronony 34,1, says, "And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jerico: and the Lord showed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan." This was the land that God promised to the Israelites, but that Moses was not to enter. A literal translation of the Biblical passage from Hebrew into English might run: "... to Mount Nebo, to its high head (top of the mountain)." Pisgah in Hebrew refers to a "high place" like the top of a mountain or to a "cleft". In translation, "pisgah" may have lost its meaning and become a name of the mountain.
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Date and time this article was prepared:8:38:03 PM, 9/5/2020.