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

42The sons of Caleb brother of Jerahmeel: Mesha his firstborn, who was father of Ziph. The sons of Mareshah father of Hebron.

2Kgs 3:4

War with Moab
4Now King Mesha of Moab was a sheep breeder, who used to deliver to the king of Israel one hundred thousand lambs, and the wool of one hundred tho ... View more

2Kgs 3

Jehoram Reigns over Israel
1In the eighteenth year of King Jehoshaphat of Judah, Jehoram son of Ahab became king over Israel in Samaria; he reigned twelve years ... View more

2Kgs 3:27

27Then he took his firstborn son who was to succeed him, and offered him as a burnt offering on the wall. And great wrath came upon Israel, so they withdrew fro ... View more

1Chr 8:9

9He had sons by his wife Hodesh: Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam,

Gen 10:30

30The territory in which they lived extended from Mesha in the direction of Sephar, the hill country of the east.

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