I hear, Mr. Jones,” said he, “that you are going to Moab to-morrow.
Without further adventure the journey was continued to Moab.
He neither tells us that Omri subdued Moab, nor that he was defeated by Syria.
But Moab was shown to be in peril, was warned to be generous.
That the two young widows should return each to her mother's house and marry again in Moab is Naomi's urgent advice to them.
My father reigned over Moab 30 years, and I reigned after my father.
All were known to him, even the beautiful stranger from the land of Moab.
His son succeeded him, and he also said, I will oppress Moab.
Now-a-days the sandy plain round Jericho is as dry and arid as are any of the valleys of Moab.
The land of Moab was laid waste, although Mesa was not subjugated.
the seed of the father, or, according to others, the desirable land, the eldest son of Lot (Gen. 19:37), of incestuous birth. (2.) Used to denote the people of Moab (Num. 22:3-14; Judg. 3:30; 2 Sam. 8:2; Jer. 48:11, 13). (3.) The land of Moab (Jer. 48:24), called also the "country of Moab" (Ruth 1:2, 6; 2:6), on the east of Jordan and the Dead Sea, and south of the Arnon (Num. 21:13, 26). In a wider sense it included the whole region that had been occupied by the Amorites. It bears the modern name of Kerak. In the Plains of Moab, opposite Jericho (Num. 22:1; 26:63; Josh. 13:32), the children of Israel had their last encampment before they entered the land of Canaan. It was at that time in the possession of the Amorites (Num. 21:22). "Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah," and "died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord" (Deut. 34:5, 6). "Surely if we had nothing else to interest us in the land of Moab, the fact that it was from the top of Pisgah, its noblest height, this mightiest of the prophets looked out with eye undimmed upon the Promised Land; that it was here on Nebo, its loftiest mountain, that he died his solitary death; that it was here, in the valley over against Beth-peor, he found his mysterious sepulchre, we have enough to enshrine the memory in our hearts."