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Moabite Stone
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also called the Moabite Stone. An ancient basalt monument from the ninth century bc that contains 34 lines inscribed in Moabite. Named for Mesha, king of Moab, in commemoration of a victory over Israel in a rebellion. Attests and provides dates for events in Israel’s history.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Mesha Stele
Mesha Stele Also called the Moabite Stone. An ancient basalt monument from the ninth century bc that contains 34 lines inscribed in Moabite. Named for Mesha, king of Moab, in commemoration of a victory over Israel in a rebellion. Attests and provides dates for events in Israel’s history.
Mesha Stele, Critical Issues
Mesha Stele, Critical Issues Surveys the historical, political, and military implications of the Mesha Stele (also called the Moabite Stone), an ancient basalt monument from the ninth century bc bearing 34 lines inscribed in the Moabite language. The monument is named for Mesha, king of Moab, and commemorates
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Mesha Stele
MESHA STELE. Discovered at Dhiban in 1868 by a Protestant missionary traveling in Transjordan, the 35-line Mesha Inscription (hereafter MI, sometimes called the Moabite Stone) remains the longest-known royal inscription from the Iron Age discovered in the area of greater Palestine. As such, it has been
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Moabite Stone
Moabite Stone. Longest literary source outside the OT dealing with the history of the region of Palestine and Transjordan during the Iron Age (1300–500 bc). It is a particularly important source for the history of the Moabites, a people who lived in an area east of the Dead Sea. The stone was discovered
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Moabite Stone
Moabite Stone A stele of black basalt found at modern Dhībân (OT Dibon) in the Transjordan, containing an inscription of about thirty-four lines commemorating various military and building activities of Mesha king of Moab in the 9th cent. b.c. The following translation is the author’s.1) I am Meshaʿ,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Moabite Stone
MOABITE STONE* Longest literary source outside the OT dealing with the history of the region of Palestine and Transjordan during the period of 1300–600 bc. It is a particularly important source for the history of the Moabites, a people who lived in an area east of the Dead Sea. The stone was discovered
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Moabite Stone
Moabite (moh´uh-bit) Stone, a black basalt stele found at Dhiban, Jordan (biblical Dibon), bearing a thirty-four-line inscription of Mesha, the ninth-century bce king of Moab mentioned in 2 Kings 3:4. After its discovery in 1868 by the Alsatian priest F. A. Klein, the stone was shattered by the local
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Moabite Stone
MOABITE STONE. A black basalt stela, or memorial tablet, three feet ten inches high, two feet wide, and ten and a half inches thick, with a flat base but a rounded top. It was It was set up by Mesha (q.v.) the king of Moab toward the end of his reign (c. 830 b.c.), to celebrate his liberation of Moab
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Moabite Stone
MOABITE STONE. A black basalt inscription left by *Mesha, king of *Moab, at Dhiban (biblical *Dibon) to commemorate his revolt against Israel and his subsequent rebuilding of many important towns (2 Ki. 3:4–5).The stone was found on 19 August 1868, by the Rev. F. Klein, a German missionary working with
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Moabite Stone
Moabite StoneA victory stela commissioned by King Mesha of Moab, who ruled during the early 9th century b.c.e.; also known as the Mesha stela. The language of the inscription is Moabite, a Northwest Semitic dialect closely related to Hebrew. The script of the stela is Paleo-Hebrew.In the inscription
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Moabite Stone
Moabite Stone. †A black basalt stele bearing an inscription celebrating the victory of King Mesha of Moab over Israel in the ninth century B.C.; also called the Mesha stele. Its dimensions are 112 cm. (44 in.) high by 71 cm. (28 in.) wide by 36 cm. (14 in.) thick.The stele was discovered
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Moabite Stone
Moabite Stone (c. 850 bc). An inscription in Moabite (a dialect very closely related to Hebrew) discovered in 1868 by F. Klein at Dîbân, E. of the Dead Sea (the biblical Dibon, Num. 21:30, etc.; the Moabite capital), and commeorating the successes gained by Mesha, King of Moab, against *Israel. The
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Moabite Stone the
Mo´abite Stone, The. In the year 1868 Rev. F. Klein, of the Church Missionary Society at Jerusalem, found at Dhiban (the biblical Dibon), in Moab, a remarkable stone, since called the Moabite Stone. It was lying on the ground, with the inscription uppermost, and measures about 3 feet 9 inches long, 2