- skip - Brewer’s

Moabite Stone (The)

.

Presented to the British Museum by the museum of the Louvre. It was discovered by the Rev. F. Klein at Dibhan in August, 1868, and is 3 feet 10 inches high, 2 feet broad, and 14 1/2 inches thick. The Arabs resented its removal, and splintered it into fragments, but it has been restored. The inscription, consisting of forty-four lines, gives an account of the war of Mesha, King of Moab, against Omri, Ahab, and other kings of Israel. Mesha sacrificed his eldest son on the city wall in view of the invading Israelites. He set up this stone at Kermost B. C. 900.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Mithridate
Mitre
Mitre Tavern (The)
Mitten
Mittimus (Latin)
Mitton
Mixon
Mizentop, maintop, foretop
Mjölnir (pron. youl-ner)
Mnemosynē
Moabite Stone (The)
Moakkibat
Moat
Mob
Mob-cap (A)
Mobilise
Mock-beggar Hall or Manor
Mockery
Modality
Modish (Lady Betty)
Modo

See Also:

Moabite Stone