Definitions for moabˈmoʊ æb
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an ancient kingdom E of the Dead Sea, in what is now Jordan.
Category: Geography (places), Ancient History
The name given to the son of Lot through his eldest daughter, in the Hebrew Bible.
The nation that purportedly traced their ancestry to Moab.
Moab is the historical name for a mountainous strip of land in Jordan. The land lies alongside much of the eastern shore of the Dead Sea. The existence of the Kingdom of Moab 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. The Moabite capital was Dibon. In Biblical times, the nation was often in conflict with its Israelite neighbours to the west.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a pastoral region extending along the E. of lower parts of the Jordan and the Dead Sea, and inhabited by the descendants of Lot, now extinct, or merged among the Arabs.
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