Sunday, October 11, 2020

Does the Mesha Stele mention Moses' tomb-shrine?

DR. ALEXANDER ROFÉ: YHWH Is Enthroned at Gad’s Temple: The Site of Moses’ Tomb (
YHWH comes from the south to be enthroned by the tribes of Israel in Ashdot-hapisgah (Deut 33:2), a later name for the city of Nebo. The Mesha Stele records the existence of YHWH worship site, whose hieros logos is tied to the tomb of Moses, the "plot of the lawgiver" (v. 21) located in the territory of Gad.
For past posts involving the Mesha Inscription (Mesha Stele, Moabite Stone), start here and follow the links. For a nice introduction to the Mesha Inscription, see here.

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