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Mesha(mē`shə), in the Bible. 1 King of Moab contemporary with AhabAhab
, d. c.853 B.C., king of Israel (c.874–c.853 B.C.), son and successor of Omri (1.) Ahab was one of the greatest kings of the northern kingdom. He consolidated the good foreign relations his father had fostered, and Israel was at peace during much of his reign.
..... Click the link for more information. . Ahab was his overlord, after whose death Mesha attempted a revolt against Israel. The account of this is inscribed on 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.
..... Click the link for more information. . 2 Son of CalebCaleb
, in the Bible, principal spy sent into Canaan, noted for his faithfulness to God. The name is mentioned elsewhere, apparently in connection with a clan inhabiting S ancient Palestine. An alternate form is Chelubai.
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a river in the Tatar ASSR; right tributary of the Kama River, which empties into the Kama Gulf of the Kuibyshev Reservoir. Length, 204 km; basin area, 4,180 sq km. The Mesha River is fed primarily by snow. The mean flow rate 18 km from the mouth is 17.4 cu m per sec. In its upper course the Mesha sometimes dries up. It freezes in November or early December and thaws in April.