Whose Land Is It Anyway? Part 1
Discovered in 1868, the Moabite Stone records King Mesha's triumphalist version of events, but what is of most interest to us is found in these five lines:
Line 4 ... As for Omri
Line 5 the king of Israel, and he humbled Moab for many years (days), for Chemosh was angry with his land.
Line 17 For I had devoted them to destruction for (the god) Ashtar Chemosh. And from there I took the
Line 18 vessels of Yahweh, and I presented them before the face of Chemosh...
Line 31 flocks of the the land. And the House of David dwelt in Hauranen...
The references to "the king of Israel," "the vessels of Yahweh" and "the House of David" help to establish the veracity of the Bible account of the existence of the kingdom of Israel, the House of David, and the name of the God of Israel, Yahweh. Other bits also affirm truths found in the Bible such as the names of Omri, king of Israel, and Chemosh, god of the Moabites, as well.
The Mesha Stele is one of many proofs of the ancient Israeli claim to the Holy Land and of the historicity of King David and the kingdom of Israel.
While the House of David, Israel and their God Yahweh are mentioned, we find nothing to support the Islamic claim of a god named Allah or of Muslims from that era, simply because Muhammad had yet to invent Islam. And the Moabite Stone is proof that the Land has belonged to Israel and the Jews for millennia, not mere decades.
Interestingly, the Stone also contains a boast by the Moabite King Mesha that he had destroyed Israel and that it was gone forever. Mesha declared:
Line 7 "But I triumphed over him and over his house, and Israel has perished; it has perished forever!"
Unfortunately for him, King Mesha, the Moabites and their god Chemosh are now all gone, but Israel is back in its Land and stronger than ever. So much for those who try to destroy God's Chosen People!
But if the people of Israel are back in the Land today, it is because God keeps His Word. As He said through the prophet Amos:
The Moabite Stone
The Mesha Stele (from the Louvre website)
Whose Land Is It Anyway? Part 2