Share this entry

Share this page

Moabite Stone

Line breaks: Moab|ite Stone

Definition of Moabite Stone in English:

A monument erected by Mesha, king of Moab, in circa 850 bc which describes (in an early form of the Hebrew language) the campaign between Moab and ancient Israel (2 Kings 3), and bears an early example of an inscription in the Phoenician alphabet. It is now in the Louvre in Paris.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkəmbərsəm
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…