The significance of this discovery will be better understood after we have considered that of the Moabite Stone itself.
On the Moabite Stone the word occurs as meaning the stone itself.
Standing-stones have also been used to record events, like the Moabite Stone or the modern gravestone.
Otherwise the character resembles that of the Moabite Stone.
At present, however, the Moabite Stone is the only important inscription from this region.
The Moabite Stone explains the occurrence of Reubenite cities in these lists.
The Moabite Stone, the oldest extant Hebrew inscription, was one of the things that we made a point of seeing.
The palæographical importance of the Moabite Stone is equally great.
Since the finding of the Moabite Stone no discovery has been as important as that of the Siloam inscription.