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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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Khaled Humaid Bin Dhiban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop said in a separate statement: "As we talk, Union Coop is working on numerous investment and expansion strategies that will see growth .
The Garmian FDP is focused on the development of the Jeribe/Upper Dhiban reservoir which is estimated to contain 13 MMbbl of 2P oil Reserves and 66 MMbbl of unrisked P50 Prospective oil Resources (both Gross Block).
Remarking on the deal, Khaled Humaid Bin Dhiban Al Falasi, general manager of Union Coop, said: "Union Coop's partnership with Imdaad is part of our long-term initiative to reinforce our policies and standards on hygiene, health and environmental safety.
When the coalition comes and strikes, it sets these pits and storage areas on fire -- Isis never gets to sell it," said the owner of a refinery in the eastern town of Dhiban.
12) The full list of individuals martyred by city of origin is as follows: Aleppo, Syria: 5; Zarqa, Jordan: 3; Derna, Libya: 3; Tripoli, Lebanon: 3; al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia: 2; Deiral-Zour, Syria: 2; Benghazi, Libya: 2; Tunis, Tunisia: 2; Damascus, Syria: 2; Gaza, Palestine: 2; Alexandria, Egypt: 1; Ariana, Tunisia: 1; Ayn Shams, Egypt: 1; Binsh, Syria: 1; Dhiban, Syria: 1; Ha'il, Saudi Arabia: 1; Irbid, Jordan: 1; Ma'an, Jordan: 1; Melbourne, Australia: 1; Pristina, Kosovo: 1; Mahdia, Tunisia: 1; Arar, Saudi Arabia: 1; Ceuta, Spain: 1; Fayyum, Egypt: 1; Homs, Syria: 1; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: 1; Damietta, Egypt: 1; Kufr al-Shaykh, Egypt: 1; Upper Egypt, Egypt: 1.
Protests in Jordan began on January 7, 2011 in provincial Dhiban, and then spread to the capital the following Friday.
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.
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.