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The Mesha Stele, also called the Moabite Stone, is a basalt stone slab that has provided historians and linguists with the largest source of the Moabite language to date. Only now have researchers been able to confirm with sufficient certainty that the stele contains explicit references to King David.
Fragments of the stele were discovered in 1868 about 15 miles east of the Dead Sea and are now in the Louvre in Paris.
The slab is engraved with a detailed description of the king of Moab Mesha, who went to war with Israel. The events described correspond, although inaccurately, to a similar story in 1 Kings 4.
and “The Altar of David”. However, until today, scientists could not be completely sure of the correctness of the decoding of these references to King David.
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