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        the seed of the father, or, according to others, the desirable
        land, the eldest son of Lot (Gen. 19:37), of incestuous birth.
        (2.) Used to denote the people of Moab (Num. 22:3-14; Judg.
        3:30; 2 Sam. 8:2; Jer. 48:11, 13).
        (3.) The land of Moab (Jer. 48:24), called also the "country
        of Moab" (Ruth 1:2, 6; 2:6), on the east of Jordan and the Dead
        Sea, and south of the Arnon (Num. 21:13, 26). In a wider sense
        it included the whole region that had been occupied by the
        Amorites. It bears the modern name of Kerak.
        In the Plains of Moab, opposite Jericho (Num. 22:1; 26:63;
        Josh. 13:32), the children of Israel had their last encampment
        before they entered the land of Canaan. It was at that time in
        the possession of the Amorites (Num. 21:22). "Moses went up from
        the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of
        Pisgah," and "died there in the land of Moab, according to the
        word of the Lord" (Deut. 34:5, 6). "Surely if we had nothing
        else to interest us in the land of Moab, the fact that it was
        from the top of Pisgah, its noblest height, this mightiest of
        the prophets looked out with eye undimmed upon the Promised
        Land; that it was here on Nebo, its loftiest mountain, that he
        died his solitary death; that it was here, in the valley over
        against Beth-peor, he found his mysterious sepulchre, we have
        enough to enshrine the memory in our hearts."
Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Moab' Eastons Bible Dictionary". - Eastons; 1897.

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