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date: 20 February 2018

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This article presents archaeological evidence concerning the condition and key developmentsof Moab during the Iron Age II. It discusses the state formation of Moab and its settlement pattern consisting of a two-tiered settlement hierarchy, with fortified towns and fortresses on the one hand and small agricultural settlementson the other. The article also describes burial tombs, religion and pottery. It suggests that Moab appeared not to have survived the attack launched by King Nebuchadnezzar II in the year 582 BC.

Keywords: Moab, Iron Age II, state formation, settlement pattern, fortified towns, agricultural settlements, burial tombs, religion, pottery, King Nebuchadnezzar II

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