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Mesha
        

1. King of Moab. frontDIBON on his victorious campaign against Israel, and confirmation of Scripture.) Revolted at Ahab's death (2 Kings 1:1; 2 Kings 3:4-5). Being "sheepmasters" the Moabites had rendered tribute to Israel ever since David's days (2 Samuel 8:2) in flocks, 100,000 lambs, and 100,000 rams with the wool. Isaiah (Isaiah 16:1) counsels Moab to resume payment, "send the lamb to the ruler ... from Sela unto ... Zion." frontJEHORAM, JEHOSHAPHAT, ELISHA, ENGEDI, CHEMOSH, on the confederacy against Mesha and the superstitions indignation raised against Israel because of their reducing him to such desperation that he sacrificed his own son (Micah 6:7), so that the allies departed to their own land.)
        2. Firstborn of Jerahmeel's brother Caleb; father, i.e. founder, of Ziph (1 Chronicles 2:42).
        3. A descendant of Benjamin, born in Moab, son of Shaharaim and Hodesh (1 Chronicles 8:8-9). 1 Chronicles 8:4. Joktan's descendants "dwelt from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the East." The western port of Arabia; Muss (Bothart), Mesene ("a fluviatile island") at the mouth of the Tigris and Euphrates, near Bassora (Gesenius) (Genesis 10:30); Beishe in the N. of Yemen (Knobel).


Bibliography Information
Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'mesha' Fausset's Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Fausset's; 1878.

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