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Moabites (United Kingdom)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The geographical plateau east of the Dead Sea, south of the Arnon River, north of the Zered River, and west of the Arabian Desert. May also refer to the ancient state located within this area from the end of the Late Bronze Age through the Iron Age.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Moab
Moab (מוֹאָב‎, mo'av). The geographical plateau east of the Dead Sea, south of the Arnon River, north of the Zered River, and west of the Arabian Desert. May also refer to the ancient state located within this area from the end of the Late Bronze Age through the Iron Age.
Moabites
Moabites (מוֹאָבִי‎, mo'aviy). The descendants of Moab, son of Lot (Gen 19:37; Deut 2:11, 29). For further information, see this article: Moab.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Moab (Place)
MOAB (PLACE) [Heb moʾāb (מָאָב‎); môʾāb (מֹואָב)]. MOABITES. In ancient times, the region immediately east of the Dead Sea and the people who occupied that region. Most of the ancient references to Moab are provided by the Hebrew Bible which seems to use the term primarily in reference to the people
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Moab, Moabites
Moab, Moabites. Name of a small kingdom in central Transjordan and also its inhabitants. The land of Moab was situated on the high plateau immediately east of the Dead Sea; the escarpment of the Jordan Rift formed an effective boundary between Moab and Judah. Moab’s northern boundary shifted in accordance
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Moab
Moab mṑab [Heb môʾāḇ]. Nation and state in Transjordan. Moab was also a territorial name for the land occupied by the Moabites, who were known to the ancient Israelites as kinsmen, clients, vassals, and enemies. I. Name II. GeographyA. TerrainB. ClimateC. VegetationD. Way of Life III. Prehistory
Moabitess
Moabitess mō-ə-bīʹtəs [Heb môʾaḇîyâ]; NEB also MOABITE WOMAN (2 Ch. 24:26). A woman from Moab. The term is applied to Ruth (1:22; 2:2, 21; 4:5, 10) and to Shimrith, whose son was one of the conspirators who murdered King Joash (2 Ch. 24:26). Some of Solomon’s wives also came from Moab (1 K. 11:11).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Moab, Moabites
MOAB, MOABITES Name of a small kingdom in central Transjordan and also its inhabitants. The land of Moab was situated on the high plateau immediately east of the Dead Sea; the escarpment of the Jordan Rift formed an effective boundary between Moab and Judah. Moab’s northern boundary shifted in accordance
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Moab
Moab (moh´ab).1 Lot’s son born from an incestuous relationship with his elder daughter. A similar relationship between Lot and his younger daughter produced Moab’s half brother, Ben-ammi (Ammon; Gen. 19:30–38).2 The people descended from Moab, Lot’s son. They were closely linked with their northern
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Moab
MOAB, MOABITE. A country and people E of the Dead Sea.The NameThe derivation and etymology of the name is not given in the Bible. On the basis of Gen 19:30–38. popular etymology is suggested because LXX text of v. 37 adds, “saying, from my father,” after the name “Moab” which on the basis of its consonants
Moabitess
MOABITESS, MOABITISH. A person from Moab. Ruth was called “the Moabites” (Ruth 1:22; 2:2; etc.) Some of Solomon’s wives were called Moabites (1 Kgs 11:1). The mother of Jehozabad who conspired with Zabad to kill Joash (2 Chr 24:26) was a Moabitess. See Moab.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Moab
MOAB, MOABITES. Moab (Heb. mô’āḇ) was the son of Lot by incestuous union with his eldest daughter (Gn. 19:37). Both the descendants and the land were known as Moab, and the people also as Moabites (mô’āḇî). The core of Moab was the plateau E of the Dead Sea between the wadis Arnon and Zered, though
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Moab
Moab (Heb. môʾāḇ)A small Iron Age kingdom in Transjordan, sharing a border with the Ammonites to the north and Edomites to the south. According to the OT, each of these ancient peoples had frequent contact with the Hebrews over a long sweep of biblical history, and all were frequently at war with
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Moab
Moab [mōˊăb] (Heb. mô˒āḇ.† The son of Lot by his older daughter (Gen. 19:37; cf. LXX “saying, from my father”); fearing the lack of eligible mates would leave them childless, both of Lot’s daughters entered incestuous relations with their father (vv. 30–38). Moab was the eponymous ancestor
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Moab
MOAB A land east of the Dead Sea, between Edom and Ammon. The King’s Way (Roads), leading from the south to Syria and Mesopotamia, passed through its eastern part. Its early inhabitants were the Rephaim, Zuzim and Emim (Gen. 14:5). It is possible that Sheth, mentioned in the Execration Texts, refers
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Moab
MOAB, MOABITES The territory directly east of the Dead Sea and bounded by the Arnon and Zered rivers. The Semitic people who inhabited the region were termed Moabites, and they are known mainly through the Hebrew Bible. A culture flourished in this area in the late third millennium b.c., but this ended
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