Moav

Synonyms:
Moab, mo-AV, מוֹאָב
Moab (Wikipedia)
Kingdom of Moab

c. 13th century BC–c. 400 BC
A theoretical map of the region around 830 BCE. Moab is shown in purple on this map, between the Arnon and Zered rivers.
A theoretical map of the region around 830 BCE. Moab is shown in purple on this map, between the Arnon and Zered rivers.
StatusMonarchy
CapitalDibon
Common languagesMoabite
History 
• Established
c. 13th century BC
• Collapsed
c. 400 BC
Today part of Jordan
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Moab mountain range viewed from Jordan Valley

Moab (/ˈmæb/) is the historical name for a mountainous tract 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 archaeological 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. According to the Hebrew Bible, Moab was often in conflict with its Israelite neighbours to the west.

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