Native city of Balaam. In Num. xxii. 5 it is called the city "by the river," and in Deut. xxiii. 4 the city "in Aram Naharaim" (A. V. "Mesopotamia"). It was situated north-northeast of Palestine, and was most probably identical with the Hittite Pitru, which was captured by Shalmaneser II. (860-825
- Schrader, K. A. T. 2d ed., pp. 155 et seq.:
- Dillmann, Commentary on Numbers (xxii. 5).