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Moabite
(80 words)

[German version]

Language of the inhabitants of Moab, a country to the south of the Dead Sea; it is very similar to Hebrew. Moabite is recorded on seal inscriptions and on a 34-line inscription of King Meša of Moab (c. 850 BC), which was found in the vicinity of Diban (KAI 181).

Canaanite; Semitic languages

Bibliography

A. Dearman (ed.), Studies in the Mesha Inscription and Moab, 1989 

W.R. Garr, Dialect Geography of Syria-Palestine, 1000-586 BCE, 1985.

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Müller-Kessler, Christa (Emskirchen), “Moabite”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e807840>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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