Squeeze of the Mesha Stela

Squeeze of the Mesha Stela made be Ya‘qûb Karavaca and secured by Sheikh Jamîl by snatching off the still-wet paper during a life-threatening fight with the bedouins, in A. Lemaire, “’House of David’ Restored in Moabite Inscription,” Biblical Archaeology Review 20, no. 3 (May/June 1994): 30–37.


A stone inscribed in the Moabite language, commissioned by the Moabit king Mesha to celebrate his accomplishments, including a successful revolt against the kingdom of Israel (see 2 Kings 3).

An upright stone slab usually inscribed or carved for commemorative purposes.

A hypothetical source of sayings about Jesus conceived to explain common materials in Matthew and Luke.

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