A mountain range on the east side of Jordan, sloping abruptly from the plateau of Moab to the Dead Sea and the Jordan valley. On it was a station of the Israelites just before they reached the low plains of Moab, opposite Jericho (Num. 33:47, 48). It was from mount Abarim and the peak of it called Nebo that Moses was directed to look across at the promised land (Num. 27:12 ; Deut. 32:49 ; 34:1).
In the R. V. Abarim is mentioned in Jer. 22:20, with Lebanon and Bashan ; in the A. V. it is rendered "passages."