Ancient Moab: from the Ninth to First Centuries BCEFor more on the on the Mesha Inscription (Mesha Stele, Moabite Stone), see here and links. For more on ancient Moab, see here.
A number of groups constituted ancient Moab. They were most likely descendants, at least in part, of the Shûtu/Sutu and/or Shasu. The former appear in the Amarna Letters, dated to the 14th century BCE, as “lawless” and “plotting rebellion.”
See Also: History of Ancient Moab from the Ninth to First Centuries BCE (SBL Press, 2020).
By Burton MacDonald
Department of Religious Studies
St. Francis Xavier University
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