Religion Past and Present

Get access
Search Results: | 6 of 36 |

Dibon,
(315 words)

[German Version]

a Moabite city north of the Arnon (Num 21:30; Isa 15:2; Jer 48:18, 22), modern Dībān. Under Mesha' (mid-9th cent. bce) it was the center of the Moabite state-formation process (Moab), although the Mesha' inscription (the most important archaeological find from the site) still uses Dibon as a tribal or regional name (KAI 181, ll. 1, 21, 28), while the city itself was still called *Qarḥō or similar (ll. 3, 21, 24, 25). According to Num 32:34, it was a Gadite settlement (thus “Dibon-Gad” in Num 33:45f. to distinguish it from Judahite …

Cite this page
Knauf, Ernst Axel, “Dibon,”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03671>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



▲   Back to top   ▲