Mesha

Mesha (Mee´shuh; Heb., “savior”)

1 A son of Caleb (1Chr 2:42). 2 The ninth-century BCE king of Moab who also bred sheep. After a long period of being subject to Israel, as was his father Chemosh-(yat?), and paying tribute to Ahab (2Kgs 3:4), he led a revolt (2Kgs 3). Israel’s King Jehoram was unable to suppress the revolt, despite assistance from the kings of Judah (Jehoshaphat) and Edom. The Bible ascribes some of Mesha’s success to his willingness to sacrifice his son, the crown prince (2Kgs 3:27). 3 A Benjaminite born in Moab (1Chr 8:9). 4 A place mentioned in (Gen 10:30).

1Chr 2:42

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2Kgs 3

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2Kgs 3:27

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1Chr 8:9

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Gen 10:30

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