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1. An ancient kingdom east of the Dead Sea in present-day southwest Jordan. According to the Bible, its inhabitants were descendants of Lot. Archaeological exploration has traced settlement in the area to at least the 13th century bc.
2. A city of southeast Utah on the Colorado River. It is a center for recreation in the Canyonlands.


(Placename) Old Testament an ancient kingdom east of the Dead Sea, in what is now the SW part of Jordan: flourished mainly from the 9th to the 6th centuries bc


(ˈmoʊ æb)

an ancient kingdom E of the Dead Sea, in what is now Jordan.
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