Moabite stone


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Moabite stone (Archæol) A block of black basalt, found at Dibon in Moab by Rev. F. A. Klein, Aug. 19, 1868, which bears an inscription of thirty-four lines, dating from the 9th century b. c., and written in the Moabite alphabet, the oldest Phœnician type of the Semitic alphabet. It records the victories of Mesha, king of Moab, esp. those over Israel (2 Kings iii. 4, 5, 27).
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In literature:

For the passages referred to as provoking especial wrath, see Colenso, Lectures on the Pentateuch and the Moabite Stone, 1876, p. 217.
"History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom" by Andrew Dickson White
The Moabite Stone, and work of the English Palestine Exploration Fund at Jerusalem.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV" by John Lord
The Moabite Stone has proved this conclusively.
"Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations" by Archibald Sayce
It is called 'The Moabite Stone,' and was set up by Mesha, king of Moab.
"The Bible in its Making" by Mildred Duff
The inscription on the Moabite stone shows that King Mesa held Chemosh to be, as unquestionably, the superior of Jahveh.
"Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions" by Thomas H. Huxley
In 1868 the Moabite Stone was discovered by the Rev.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
The palaeographical importance of the Moabite stone is equally great.
"British Quarterly Review, American Edition, Volume LIV" by Various
According to the Moabite stone (lines 18-20) it was the head-quarters of the northern Israelites in their war with King Mesha of Moab.
"Biblical Geography and History" by Charles Foster Kent