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Mesha (king of Moab)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Mesha, King of Moab
Mesha, King of Moab (מֵישַׁע‎, meisha'). A king of Moab who fought against Israel, Judah and Edom (2 Kgs 3:4). Most notable for his inscriptions, the Mesha Stele, which records his account of his victory over Israel. For further information, see these articles: Mesha Stele; Mesha Stele, Critical Issues.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Mesha (Person)
MESHA (PERSON) [Heb mêšāʿ (מֵישָׁע‎); mêšāʾ (מֵישָׁא‎)]. 1. A Moabite king who, in the 9th century b.c., led a successful revolt against his Israelite oppressors. To students of the Bible, Mesha is one of the best known non-Israelite kings, since he is the principal in a famous inscription, the Moabite
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Mesha (Person)
Mesha (Person). 1. King of Moab in the 9th century bc. whose name is derived from a root meaning “to save or deliver.” According to 2 Kings 3:4, 5, Mesha was a sheep breeder who paid heavy tribute to Israel during the time of Ahab, but rebelled after Ahab’s death (2 Kgs 1:1). Later Jehoram the son of
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Mesha (Person)
MESHA (Person)1. King of Moab in the ninth century bc whose name is derived from a root meaning “to save or deliver.” According to 2 Kings 3:4–5, Mesha was a sheep breeder who paid heavy tribute to Israel during the time of Ahab but rebelled after Ahab’s death (2 Kgs 1:1). Later, Jehoram the son of
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Mesha
Mesha (mee´shuh; Heb., “savior”).1 A son of Caleb; the father of Ziph (1 Chron. 2:42; however, lxx: “Maresha”).2 The ninth-century bce king of Moab who also bred sheep. After a long period of being subject to Israel, as was his father Chemosh-(yat), and paying tribute to Ahab (2 Kings 3:4), he led
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Mesha
MESHA1. A king of Moab in the reigns of Ahab, Ahaziah, and Jehoram, kings of Israel. In the days of Omri and Ahab he had been subject to Israel, but after Ahab’s death, he rebelled (2 Kgs 1:1; 3:4–5) and eventually threw off the Israelite yoke when Jehoram succeeded to the throne after Ahaziah’s short
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Mesha
MESHA. 1. King of Moab, succeeding his father who had reigned for 30 years and worshipped *Chemosh (Moabite Stone, 2–3). He rebelled after Ahab’s death (2 Ki. 1:1; 3:5). Since an invasion of his territory by Judah, Israel and Edom failed, his breakaway may have occurred c. 853 bc while Ahab and Israel
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Mesha (Person)
Mesha (Heb. mêšāʿ, mêšāʾ) (PERSON)1. King of the Transjordanian kingdom of Moab during the early 9th century b.c.e.; son of Chemosh-yati. According to 2 Kgs. 3:4 Mesha was a sheep breeder (Heb. nōqēḏ) and a vassal of the “king of Israel.” After the death of King Ahab of Israel in 850, Mesha
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Mesha
MESHA The king of Moab who led a rebellion against King Jehoram of Israel in the ninth century b.c. Jehoram and his allies from Judah and Edom then besieged Mesha at Kir-hareseth, but the will of the Israelites was broken when Mesha went so far as to sacrifice his own son atop the walls of the battlements
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Mesha
Me´sha (freedom).1. The name of one of the geographical limits of the Joktanites when they first settled in Arabia. Gen. 10:30.2. The king of Moab who was tributary to Ahab, 2 Kings 3:4; but when Ahab fell at Ramoth-gilead, Mesha refused to pay tribute to his successor, Jehoram. When Jehoram succeeded
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