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The study of ancient inscriptions from the areas immediately east of the Jordan River, in modern-day Jordan.
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EPIGRAPHY, TRANSJORDANIAN. Transjordanian epigraphy was born in 1868 when a French missionary, Rev. Klein, found the famous Mesha stele at Dhiban (biblical Dibon). The inscription engraved on this stele is still the longest and the most important inscription ever found E of the Jordan. Ammonite, Moabite,