(also called the “Moabite Stone”) a commemorative stone dating from about 830 bce with engraved text celebrating the reign of King Mesha of Moab (2 Kings 3.4–5). Besides an account of the dealings of Mesha with the descendants of Omri, king of Israel, the text deals with the god of Moab, Chemosh, and the favor that Chemosh has shown to Mesha in contrast to his predecessors in allowing Mesha to reclaim territory from Israel. It also contains a reference to the ḥerem or ban, indicating that this idea was not unique to Israel.