Mesha

King of Moab, renowned as a sheep breeder (2 Kgs. 3:4), who threw off a long subjection to Israel, about 853 BCE, a success which he attributed to his sacrificing his son as a burnt offering (2 Kgs. 3:27). The Moabite Stone, discovered in 1868 and now in Paris, records Mesha's territorial acquisitions.

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  • MESHA — (Heb. מֵישַׁע), king of Moab in the ninth century B.C.E. (see moab ). The name is formed from the root yšʿ, to deliver, save. In II Kings 3:4 it is stated that Mesha was a sheep breeder. He was subjugated by ahab and paid him tribute. After Ahab… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Mesha — Mesha, Nebenfluß der Düna im Europäischen Rußland; entspringt im Gouvernement Smolensk u. mündet im Gouvernement Witebsk …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Mesha — (spr. mescha), linker Nebenfluß der Düna in den russ. Gouvernements Smolensk und Witebsk, 212 km lang, ist von der Mündung der Obscha an auf 127 km schiffbar …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Mesha — Mesha, l. Nebenfluß der Düna in den russ. Gouv. Smolensk und Witebsk, 214 km …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Mesha — King Mesha of Moab was a king of Moabites around the 9th century BC, known most famous for writing the Mesha stela. The books of Samuel record that Moab was conquered by David (floruit c.1000 970 BCE) and retained in the territories of his son… …   Wikipedia

  • Mesha — La estela de Mesha. El rey Mesha fue un rey de Moab del siglo IX a. C., una banda de tierra llena de colinas de la actual Jordania, al norte de Edom, al otro lado del Mar Muerto desde Judá hasta el valle del río Arnón. Los libros… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mesha —    Middle district, Vulgate, Messa.    1) A plain in that part of the boundaries of Arabia inhabited by the descendants of Joktan (Gen. 10:30).    2) Heb. meysh a, deliverance, the eldest son of Caleb (1 Chr. 2:42), and brother of Jerahmeel.… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Mesha — Sp Miošà Ap Мёша/Mesha L u. RF (Totorijoje) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • meshá — मेष …   Indonesian dictionary

  • meshâ̱lu — मेषालु …   Indonesian dictionary

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