Moabite stone


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Mo´ab`ite stone


1.(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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We have recovered one of their monuments, which we call the Moabite Stone. That stone contains an inscription showing that the Moabites also killed everything living of their enemies.
says that he will discuss some Mesopotamian and Syro-Palestinian texts, but this turns out to be only a reference to the Moabite stone and some inscriptions of Shalmaneser III.
Lachish Ewer, Qubur al-Wulaydeh graffito), so it is curious to read that their presence in the Moabite Stone is `a move in the direction of the world of writing at an early date' (p.