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Biblical Archaeology Review 49:1, Spring 2023

Set in Stone? Another Look at the Mesha Stele

By Matthieu RichelleAndrew Burlingame

The Mesha Stele might contain a reference to the “House of David.” Some scholars believe this reading can now be confirmed, thanks to new photographic evidence, as published in the Winter 2022 issue of BAR. However, others disagree. Take another look at the Mesha Stele, a ninth-century BCE Moabite victory stela, and see if the reading of the “House of David” is indeed set in stone.

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