pining; wasting. (1.) A city in Moab (Num. 21:30); called also Dibon-gad (33:45), because it was built by Gad and Dimon (Isa. 15:9). It has been identified with the modern Diban, about 3 miles north of the Arnon and 12 miles east of the Dead Sea. (See Moabite Stone.) (2.) A city of the tribe of Judah, inhabited after the Captivity (Neh. 11:25); called also Dimonah (Josh. 15:22). It is probably the modern ed-Dheib.
This termination agrees with the statements of Mesha on the monument of dibon.
He has left us a record of his victories, the so-called Moabite Stone, which was discovered among the ruins of his capital, dibon.
Later it was captured by the Moabite king and joined to the city of dibon, which lay a little north of the Arnon.
Eusebius, in his Onomasticon (264-294), places it between Medeba and dibon.
Mesha tells us that his father reigned in dibon for thirty years, and that he succeeded.
Farther north it ran past the famous Moabite towns of dibon and Medeba.