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Dibon

(dī`bŏn) or

Dibon-gad,

ancient city, E of the Dead Sea, now a ruin called Dhiban. The Moabite stoneMoabite stone
, ancient slab of stone erected in 850 B.C. by King Mesha of Moab; it contains a long inscription commemorating a victory in his revolt against Israel. It was discovered at Dibon, Jordan (1868), by F. A. Klein, a German clergyman.
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 was found there, and important remains from the Moabite period have been excavated. References to it in the Bible are numerous. An alternate form is Dimon. See DimonaDimona
[Heb.,=wasting], town (1994 pop. 30,400), S Israel, in the Negev Desert. It is the seat of the Negev Nuclear Research Center. Mining and the production of textiles, chemicals, and processed minerals are also important.
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This type was only found in Dhiban (a site that belonged the Kingdom of Moab) and dated to the 8th century BC.
Manama, July 27 (BNA) Bahraini newspapers focused today on the following topics,,, Akhbar Al Khaleej HM King Hamad issues order His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the BDF Supreme Commander, issued today royal order number 39/M for 2011 promoting Brigadier Yousef Ahmed Malallah Assabt, Brigadier Dhiab Saqr Abdullah Al Nuaimi and Brigadier Mohammed Kamihan Dhiban Al Atibi to the rank of Major General.
Dhiban, Apr 9 (Petra) -- Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit on Saturday joined notables and members of the Bani Hamidah tribe at "the allegiance and belonging" rally in support of political and socio-economic reforms ordered by His Majesty King Abdullah.
University students, leftists and labor activists staged similar rallies in five other cities -- Irbid, Karak, Salt, Dhiban and Maan -- waving Jordanian flags, toting placards and chanting for Prime Minister Samir Rifai to step down.
Around 300 to 400 protesters joined the demonstration outside Karak's al Omari mosque and witnesses reported similar numbers in capital Amman and the northern town of Irbid, while about 200 people protested in the Dhiban, south of Amman.
The discoveries at Khirbet Ataruz, near Dhiban, some 50 km south of Amman, told the story of Iron-Age Jordan, he added.
Quite what he did with this I couldn't tell you - maybe he had it cemented onto an ancient wall in Dhiban for all to read or maybe he had it inscribed to be placed on the walls of King Jehoram (Mesha had written on Jehoram's wall), an early version of Facebook.
The experienced Abdul Aziz took top spot in Group B with a 4-1 defeat of youngster Salim Bin Dhiban.
Morton, "A Summary of the 1955, 1956 and 1965 Excavations at Dhiban," in Dearman, Studies in the Mesha Inscription, 239-46.
He said rescue and search teams had been looking for a driver whose vehicle was washed away in Dhiban District of Madaba since the early morning.
With Bin Dhiban taking a 3-0 lead following 69-60, 66-48, 67(66)-14 wins in the first three frames, Attar fought back with a cool head and some precise potting to win the last four frames 59-37, 55-54, 65-58, 68-34.
His Majesty King Abdullah II on Saturday ordered the implementation of educational, health, youth and industrial and service projects in Dhiban that generate jobs and improve living standards in the underdeveloped district south of Amman.