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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Mesha

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Mesha (mç'shah), deliverance. 1. A king of Moab who refused to pay tribute to Jehoram, king of Israel. Jehoram determined to punish him; but Mesha made the horrible sacrifice of his eldest son to some idol god, openly upon the wall, in sight of the Israelites, who fearing that they might incur the anger of God by having given occasion to a human sacrifice, retreated to their own country. 2 Kings 3:4-27. A most wonderful corroboration of the Scripture history is found In the famous Moabite stone. See Moab. 2. A son of Caleb, and brother of Mareshah. 1 Chronicles 2:42. S. A Benjamite, son of Shaharaim. 1 Chronicles 8:9.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Mesha'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/m/mesha.html. 1893.

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