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  JewishEncyclopedia.com - MOABITE STONE:
The Arabs of the neighborhood, dreading the loss of such a talisman, broke the stone into pieces; but a squeeze had already been obtained by Clermont-Ganneau, and most of the fragments were recovered and pieced together by him.
The literature in connection with the Moabite stone is quite large.
It may be noted that an attempt to disprove the authenticity of the stone was recently made by A. Löwy (Berlin, 1903).
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=680&letter=M   (852 words)

  
  The Moabites
The exclusion of Moabites and Ammonites from the congregation of the Lord to the tenth generation was not on account of hostility but because of their lack of hospitality and the hiring of Balaam.
On examining the stone he found it to be a stele of fl basalt, round at the top and nearly four feet in length and two in width.
The pieces of the Moabite stone were distributed to various families in the area to put into their corn granaries as charms to protect from corn blight.
www.realtime.net /~wdoud/topics/moabites.html   (1275 words)

  
 The Moabites   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The exclusion of Moabites and Ammonites from the congregation of the Lord to the tenth generation was not on account of hostility but because of their lack of hospitality and the hiring of Balaam.
On examining the stone he found it to be a stele of fl basalt, round at the top and nearly four feet in length and two in width.
The pieces of the Moabite stone were distributed to various families in the area to put into their corn granaries as charms to protect from corn blight.
www.gracenotes.info /topics/moabites.html   (1240 words)

  
 The Weapons of Christ - Stone
Stones, whether large or small are symbols of strength, changelessness, eternity, permanence, resolution, durability, immortality, harmony, cohesion, indestructibility, age, and the wisdom of the ages.
Stones, such as the Black Stone of Cybele, the Palladium of Troy, and the omphalos at Delphi, were considered prophets or used as aids to divination.
These inscribed stones were to be witnesses of the Covenant for, even if the ears of the people were closed to the commandments of their God, the stones had "heard all the words of the LORD" (Josh 24:27).
ww2.netnitco.net /users/legend01/stone.htm   (5803 words)

  
 Moabite stone - Encyclopedia.com
Moabite stone, ancient slab of stone erected in850 BC by King Mesha of Moab; it contains a long inscription commemorating a victory in his revolt against Israel.
The language of the Moabites is a Phoenician dialect that represents an early form of Hebrew.
Roman form of idolatry was throwing stones at the statue of the god Mercury; and dropping one's feces before a shrine to the Moabite god Baal Peor was another form of idolatry, in which our ancestors indulged en route from Egypt to the Promised Land (Sanhedrin...
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Moabites.html   (946 words)

  
 Moabite (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
The Moabites were alarmed, and their king, Balak, sought aid from the Midianites (Num.
During the one hundred and fifty years which followed the defeat of the Moabites, after the death of Ahab (see MESHA), they regained, apparently, much of their former prosperty.
After the Return, it was Sanballat, a Moabite, who took chief part in seeking to prevent the rebuilding of Jerusalem (Neh.
www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/moabite.html   (342 words)

  
 Moab, Moabites - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
The Moabites were of Semitic stock and of kin to the Hebrews, as is indicated by their descent from Lot, the nephew of Abraham (Genesis 19:30-37), and by their language which is practically the same as the Hebrew.
Bands of Moabites ventured to raid the land of Israel when weakened by the conflict with Hazael (2 Kings 13:20), but Moab was probably subdued again by Jeroboam II (2 Kings 14:25), which may be the disaster to Moab recounted in Isaiah 15.
The Moabites lost their identity as a nation and were afterward confounded with the Arabs, as we see in the statement of Josephus (XIII, xiii, 5), where he says that Alexander (Janneus) overcame the Arabians, such as the Moabites and the Gileadites.
www.studylight.org /enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T6108   (1842 words)

  
 The Moabite Stone
When, in 1868, the Moabite Stone was discovered in the possession of the Arabs, the German and French authorities offered to purchase it.
The inscription is an account from the Moabite viewpoint of the conflict of the allied armies of Israel, Judah and Edom against Moab, as recorded in II Kings 3 in the Bible.
The discovery of the Moabite Stone, which mentions the supposedly non-existent king by name, is thus another example of the way in which archaeology consistently confirms the Bible narrative.
www.hope-of-israel.org /p19.htm   (209 words)

  
 King Mesha - Former Things - Biblical Archaeology and The Bible
The Mesha Stele, also known as the Moabite Stone, indicates that it was still under the dominion of Israelite Kings based at Samaria a century later.
The Mesha Stele (popularized in the 19th century as the "Moabite Stone") is a fl basalt stone, bearing an inscription by the 9th century BC Moabite King Mesha, discovered in 1868.
The Moabite Stone is 124 cm high and 71 cm wide and deep, and rounded at the top.
formerthings.com /mesha.htm   (306 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Moab, Moabites
Moabites had been deprived of their territory north of the Arnon by the Ammorrhites, coming probably from the west of the Jordan (Numbers 21:13, 26).
Moabites, and recovered the territory of Jericho to Israel (Judges 3:12-30).
Moabites were the allies of the Ammonites (cf.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10409b.htm   (1179 words)

  
 Mesa
The Moabite Stone, perhaps the greatest Biblical discovery of modern times, throws some light on the period referred to.
The stone was unfortunately broken by the Arabs as soon as they saw Europeans taking an interest in it; but squeezes had been taken previously, so that the inscription is almost intact.
While the stone seems to be somewhat at variance with Scripture, yet the two substantially agree: Mesa says "Omri (Amri) King of Israel oppressed Moab", mentions his own revolt and adds, "Chemosh (Chamos) delivered me from all kings".
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/m/mesa.html   (759 words)

  
 Moabite Stone
This drawing is based on several drawings published in textbooks, and is not intended to represent the exact characters on the stone, or its current fragmented state.
Written in Moabite (a West Semitic language close to Hebrew and to the Canaanite dialects) it was made for Mesha, king of Moab, recording his successful revolt against Omri, king of Israel.
The stone was broken before being taken to the Louvre in Paris, but a rubbing made previously allows us access to the whole text.
hypertextbible.org /amos/amos/archaeology/mesha.html   (123 words)

  
 Archaeology and Biblical Accuracy
The inscription on the Moabite Stone, for example, provides disinterested, nonbiblical confirmation that king Mesha of the Moabites, mentioned in 2 Kings 3:4-27, was probably an actual historical character.
The Moabite Stone, for example, corroborates the biblical claim that there was a king of Moab named Mesha, but the inscription on the stone gives a different account of the war between Moab and the Israelites recorded in 2 Kings 3.
Mesha's inscription on the stone claimed overwhelming victory, but the biblical account claims that the Israelites routed the Moabite forces and withdrew only after they saw Mesha sacrifice his eldest son as a burnt offering on the wall of the city the Moabites had retreated to (2 Kings 3:26-27).
www.infidels.org /library/magazines/tsr/1998/2/982front.html   (1096 words)

  
 Easton's Bible Dictionary: Moabite
The Moabites were alarmed, and their king, Balak, sought aid from the Midianites (Numbers 22:2-4).
Yet there was war between David and the Moabites (2 Samuel 8:2; 23:20; 1 Chronicles 18:2), from whom he took great spoil (2 Samuel 8:2, 11, 12; 1 Chronicles 11:22; 18:11).
After the Return, it was Sanballat, a Moabite, who took chief part in seeking to prevent the rebuilding of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 2:19; 4:1; 6:1).
eastonsbibledictionary.com /m/moabite.htm   (532 words)

  
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25 The Exclusion of Moab The exclusion of Moabites and Ammonites from the congregation of the Lord to the tenth generation was not on account of hostility but because of their lack of hospitality and the hiring of Balaam.
THE MOABITE STONE The Moabite Stone is an important memorial of alphabetic writing.
The stone was set up about 850 BC The stone was discovered in 1868 by a German missionary, Klein.
www.realtime.net /~wdoud/documents/TOPICS_DOC/Moabites.doc   (1523 words)

  
 How was the Bible Written? How did the prophets write the bible
The best-known example of the Moabite alphabet is from the Meshaʿ, or Moabite, Stone (Louvre, Paris), which was discovered in 1868 at Dibon, east of the Dead Sea.
The Moabite stone is incontrovertible evidence of a rich Hebrew language and culture, which corresponds to the Moabite civilization, the Moabites were a subject nation to Israel, during the time of Mesha.
Even older then the Moabite stone by almost 400 years, is the inscription on the sarcophagus of Ahiram king of Byblos (1250 B.C), which is the earliest “known” writing of the Phoenician alphabet.
www.truthnet.org /Bible-Origins/4_How_was_Bible_written/index.htm   (4199 words)

  
 Edersheim Bible History - Bk. 6, Ch. 9
The stone bore an inscription of thirty-four straight lines (about one and a quarter inches apart), which on learned investigation was found to be in the ancient Phoenician characters.
And I erected this stone to Chemosh at Kirkha [a stone of] 4.
The Moabites also saw it, but to them it seemed as the eastern sun shone on the water in the pits, reddened as it was by the color of the soil, that they were gazing on pools of blood.
www.godrules.net /library/edersheim/ederb6c9.htm   (3852 words)

  
 Moabite Stone (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
a basalt stone, bearing an inscription by King Mesha, which was discovered at Dibon by Klein, a German missionary at Jerusalem, in 1868
With the exception of a very few variations, the Moabite language in which the inscription is written is identical with the Hebrew.
The form of the letters here used supplies very important and interesting information regarding the history of the formation of the alphabet, as well as, incidentally, regarding the arts of civilized life of those times in the land of Moab.
www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/moabitestone.html   (171 words)

  
 Houses of Ancient Israel - Exhibit Information
The Mesha Stela, or Moabite Stone, was set up in Dibon, the capital of Moab, in a sanctuary of the national god Chemosh.
The inscription is written in Moabite, closely related to ancient Hebrew, and sounds very biblical, echoing language and motifs found in 1 and 2 Kings.
Moabite Stela of King Mesha discovered in 1888 at modern Diban, dating approximately 840 B.C.E. Omri, king of Israel, who ruled a generation before Mesha, is mentioned several times.
www.fas.harvard.edu /~semitic/HOAI/adultmain.cgi?article=mesha.htm   (531 words)

  
 Moab
Moabites, a people that was often in conflict with its Israelite neighbors to the west.
The conflict between the Israelites and the Moabites is expressed in the biblical narrative describing the Moabites' incestuous origins.
The Moabites first inhabited the rich highlands at the eastern side of the chasm of the Dead Sea, extending as far north as the mountain of Gilead, from which country they expelled the Emims, the original inhabitants, Deuteronomy.
www.geocities.com /maatguidesme2u/daughters_of_ruth_moabite/moab.htm   (2681 words)

  
 Moabite Stone, The - Smith’s Bible Dictionary - Bible Dictionary
Moabite Stone, The: In the year 1868 Rev. F.
On this stone is the record in the Phoenician characters of the wars of Mesha, king of Moab, with Israel.
The names given on the Moabite Stone, engraved by one who knew them in daily life, are, in nearly every case, identical with those found in the Bible itself, and testify to the wonderful integrity with which the Scriptures have been preserved.
www.christnotes.org /dictionary.php?dict=sbd&id=3041   (309 words)

  
 Moab - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Moabites were a historical people, whose existence is attested to by numerous archeological findings, most notably the Mesha Stele, which describes the Moabite victory over an unnamed son of King Omri of Israel.
Another Moabite king, Muẓuri ("the Egyptian" ?), is mentioned as one of the subject princes at the courts of Esarhaddon and Assurbanipal, while Kaasḥalta, possibly his successor, is named on cylinder B of Assurbanipal.
Since the Moabites had opposed the invasion of Canaan, they, like the Ammonites, were excluded from the congregation unto the tenth generation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Moab   (2262 words)

  
 Blue Letter Bible - ISBE - Moab; Moabites
The Moabites were of Semitic stock and of kin to the Hebrews, as is indicated by their descent from Lot, the nephew of Abraham (Ge 19:30-37), and by their language which is practically the same as the Hebrew.
We know scarcely anything of the history of the Moabites after the account of their origin in Ge 19 until the time of the exodus.
Bands of Moabites ventured to raid the land of Israel when weakened by the conflict with Hazael (2Ki 13:20), but Moab was probably subdued again by Jeroboam II (2Ki 14:25), which may be the disaster to Moab recounted in Isa 15.
cf.blueletterbible.org /isbe/isbe.cfm?id=6112   (1789 words)

  
 Moab   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We have two main sources for information on the Moabites, the Moabite Stone (left, now in Louvre, Paris, European Union, but found in Dhiban, Jordan in 1868) and numerous references in the Old Testament.
The 34 lines of inscriptions on the Moabite Stone can be interpreted on the basis of Old Testament grammar and vocabulary.
The religion of the Moabites belonged to the Canaanite group of religions.
i-cias.com /e.o/moab.htm   (397 words)

  
 Bible Dictionary: Moabite Stone (Mesha Stela)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This drawing is based on several drawings published in textbooks, and is not intended to represent the exact characters on the stone, or its current fragmented state.
Written in Moabite (a West Semitic language close to Hebrew and to the Canaanite dialects) it was made for Mesha, king of Moab, recording his successful revolt against Omri, king of Israel.
The stone was broken before being taken to the Louvre in Paris, but a rubbing made previously allows us access to the whole text.
www.bible.gen.nz /amos/archaeology/mesha.html   (140 words)

  
 Ancient Texts Relating to the Bible: El-Kerak
Moabite is a language very much like ancient Hebrew and it was spoken by the people who lived in the country of Moab.
Another inscription in Moabite, known as the Moabite Stone, tells about the victory of Mesha, king of Moab, over one of the descendants of Omri, king of Israel.
The alphabet used is like the one the Israelites used until the 6th to the 4th centuries B.C.E. It is the alphabet developed by the Phoenicians and adopted by a number of other peoples, including the Greeks.
www.usc.edu /dept/LAS/wsrp/educational_site/ancient_texts/ElKerak.shtml   (195 words)

  
 Fun Facts - What ancient stone was discovered by chance by a German missionary?
The existence of the Biblical "Moabites" were in question by most historians until the recent discovery of the Moabite Stone.
According to the Old Testament (e.g., Genesis 19:30-38), the Moabites belonged to the same ethnic stock as the Israelites, having descended from Moab, a son of Lot, who was a nephew of the first Hebrew, Abraham.
It is a proof that the Moabites were akin to the Israelites in language as well as in race, and that like their kinsfolk they had adopted the ancient 'language of Canaan.' The likeness between the languages of Moab and Israel extends beyond the mere idioms of grammar and syntax.
www.bible-history.com /resource/ff_mesha.htm   (2114 words)

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