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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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Composers Michael Salvatori, Skye Lewin, C Paul Johnson, Rotem Moav and Pieter Schlosser really have set a new standard for scoring a game, and their compositions are beautifully brought to life by some truly talented musicians and singers (including the magnificent Kronos Quartet).
However, it is not necessary to extend these models because Moav and Neeman make this point more broadly.
Le ministre de l'Interieur Hedi Majdoub avait declare, lundi soir, lors d'une conference de presse, qu'un journaliste correspondant d'une chaine de television israelienne nomme Moav Vardi est entre en Tunisie avec un passeport allemand.
Ariha, 5 km S of Wadi Mujib, southern Moav Mountains, Jordan (Ivanitskaya & Nevo 1998, Nevo et al.
These include four known ancient inscriptions that mention "Israel," such as the Merneptah Stele (an inscription from the time of Egyptian king Merneptah in 1200 BCE, son of Pharaoh Ramses II of the Exodus story); the Tel Dan Stele (in which King Hazael of Aram-Damascus in the 9th century BCE boasts of his victories over the king of Israel and his ally the king of the "House of David"); the Mesha Stele (found on the banks of the Dead Sea, in which the king of Moav celebrates his victories over the Jewish kings of the Omri house, closely paralleling the text of Kings 11:3); and the Assyrian Kurkh Monoliths (which seem to reference King Ahab of Israel).
En la linea de tasas de natalidad y desarrollo, la evidencia indica que la formacion de capital humano es determinante para la transicion demografica y tambien genera las condiciones para un crecimiento economico sostenido (Galor & Moav, 2004; Galor, 2005).
Joram Mayshar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Omer Moav, University of Warwick; Zvika Neeman, Tel Aviv University; and Luigi Pascali, Pompeu Fabra University, "Cereals, Appropriability, and Hierarchy"
A similar approach has also been recently invoked to analyze the evolution of several other cultural attributes which are central to the process of economic development, such as preference for offspring quality rather than quantity (Galor and Moav 2002), body size (Dalgaard and Strulik 2011) as well as risk aversion (Galor and Michalopoulos 2012).
Several authors have proposed that rising income inequality is caused by a rising demand for complex skills, especially technical skills (Acemoglu, 2002; Galor and Moav, 2000).
Pero la desigualdad puede perjudicar el crecimiento porque priva a los pobres de la capacidad para mantenerse saludables y acumular capital humano (Perotti, 1996; Galor y Moav, 2004; Aghion et al.
Por el lado de la desigualdad, Galor y Moav (2000) argumentan que un cambio tecnologico sesgado favorece el retorno relativo de los trabajadores calificados y aumenta la disparidad entre individuos de altas y bajas habilidades; resultados similares son encontrados por Moore y Ranjan (2005).