Moav

Synonyms:
Moab, mo-AV, מוֹאָב
Moab (Wikipedia)
This article is about a location in Jordan in the Middle East. For the city in Utah in the Western United States, see Moab, Utah. For other uses, see Moab (disambiguation).
Kingdom of Moab
Monarchy
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.
Capital Dibon
Languages Moabite
Political structure Monarchy
History
 •  Established c. 13th century BC
 •  Collapsed c. 400 BC
Moab mountain range viewed from Jordan Valley

Moab (/ˈmæb/; Moabite: 𐤌𐤀𐤁 mʾb; Arabic: مؤاب‎‎ muʾāb; Hebrew: מוֹאָב, Modern mo'av, Tiberian mōʾāḇ; Ancient Greek: Μωάβ Mōáb; Assyrian Mu'aba, Ma'ba, Ma'ab; Egyptian Mu'ab) 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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