Moab (Near East geography model)

Eastern neighbor of Judah

Moab (Near East geography model)

Moab was the district East of the Dead Sea, extending from a point some distance North of it to its southern end. The fertility of the country in ancient times is indicated by the numerous towns and villages known to have existed there, mentioned in Scripture and on the Moabite Stone, the latter giving some not found elsewhere. The principal of these were: Ar; Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Nebo; Beth-peor; Beth-diblaim, Bozrah, Kerioth; Kir; Medeba, Elealeh, Zoar; Kirheres; Sibmah; in all, some 45 place-names in Moab are known, most of the towns being in ruins.

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