Bible Isaiah
Why You Deserve Hell - Luke 11
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Mesha Stele Moabite StoneMoab and The High Places of Dibon - Isaiah 15
“The burden against Moab. He has gone up to the temple and Dibon, to the high places to weep. Moab will wail over Nebo and over Medeba. Heshbon and Elealeh will cry out, Their voice shall be heard as far as Jahaz; therefore the armed soldiers of Moab will cry out. Moab is weary on the high place, That he will come to his sanctuary to pray; But he will not prevail” – Isaiah 15

In this passage the prophet Isaiah describes a group of people known as the Moabites from Dibon who are at war with the Israelites in the region of Jahaz. He also informs us that the Moabites would worship and build altars to pagan gods (temple, high places). The phrase “Wail over Nebo” is a reference to one of the pagan gods worshipped by the Babylonians.

There are two archaeological discoveries that confirm this passage in Isaiah to be historically accurate. The first source would be the Mesha Stele, which currently resides in the Louvre Museum in Paris

The Mesha Stele. Moabite Stone
The Mesha Stele (also known as the Moabite Stone) is a stele (inscribed stone) that was discovered intact by Frederick Augustus Klein, at the site of ancient Dibon (now Dhiban, Jordan), in August 1868. The Mesha inscription from the 9th century BC provides clear information about the wars between Israel and Moab. Numerous Moabite towns are mentioned in the inscription. These same towns are described in the Bible as being located in Moab. Several of them are mentioned by the prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel as part of the downfall of this ancient kingdom.This inscription attests to the regional importance of Moab during Israel’s monarchy and is the most significant archaeological artifact discovered to date from Moab.

The following text is inscribed on part the Mesha Stele
"I am Mesha, son of Chemosh, King of Moab, the Dibonite. And the King of Israel had built Jahaz, and he dwelt there while he was fighting against me. I took from Moab two hundred men, all first class warriors, and set them against Jahaz and took it in order to attach it to the district of Dibon” – Mesha Stele (Full translation)

The Mesha Stele inscription is a mirror image of Isaiah 15. The second discovery confirms the Moabites built temples and made sacrifices to pagan gods. Nebo and Chemosh are most likely the same god. Nebo is the name used by the Babylonians. Chemosh by the Moabites.

“Against Moab thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Woe unto Nebo!” – Jeremiah 48

El Kerak InscriptionThe El-Kerak Inscription
The El- Kerak inscription was discovered in 1958 in Jordan, near the El-Kerak wadi. It is a basalt inscription fragment measuring 12.5 centimeters (4.9 in) high by 14 centimeters (5.5 in) wide. The inscription has been dated to the late ninth century BC and contains lines written in the Moabite language.

[I am Mesha, son of Kemosh-yat, king of Moab the Dibonite]...
[... in the temple of Kemosh as a sacrifice, because I love...]
... and behold, I have made ...

“A high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab” – 1st Kings 11
“Mesha the King of Moab” – 2nd Kings 3

The Moabites Appointed for Destruction
Archaeological evidence suggests that Moab was dominated by Assyria during the 8th century BC. Moab was conquered by Nebuchadnezzar around 582 BC, after which it ceased to exist as an identifiable entity.

"Therefore as I live, saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, even the breeding of nettles, and salt pits, and a perpetual desolation” – Zephaniah 2

Ashen remains of Sodom and Gomorrah - Isaiah 1

 
 
Book of Isaiah Bible
 
"He was wounded for our transgressions and he was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon him and by his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray. We have turned every one to his own way and God has laid on him the iniquity of us all" - Isaiah 53
 
Book of Isaiah - King James Version
Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Chapter 13 | Chapter 14 | Chapter 15 | Chapter 16 | Chapter 17 | Chapter 18 | Chapter 19 | Chapter 20 | Chapter 21 | Chapter 22 | Chapter 23 | Chapter 24 | Chapter 25 | Chapter 26 | Chapter 27 | Chapter 28 | Chapter 29 | Chapter 30 | Chapter 31 | Chapter 32 | Chapter 33 | Chapter 34 | Chapter 35 | Chapter 36 | Chapter 37 | Chapter 38 | Chapter 39 | Chapter 40 | Chapter 41| Chapter 42 | Chapter 43 | Chapter 44 | Chapter 45 | Chapter 46 | Chapter 47 | Chapter 48 | Chapter 49 | Chapter 50 | Chapter 51| Chapter 52 | Chapter 53 | Chapter 54 | Chapter 55 | Chapter 56 | Chapter 57 | Chapter 58 | Chapter 59 | Chapter 60 | Chapter 61| Chapter 62 | Chapter 63 | Chapter 64 | Chapter 65 | Chapter 66
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