Photograph by Bruce and Kenneth Zuckerman, West Semitic Research. Courtesy Department of Antiquities, Jordan

KERAK INSCRIPTION. Discovered in 1958 at Kerak, Jordan, the fragmentary Kerak Inscription is another Moabite inscription dated to the ninth century B.C.E. Originally part of a stone statue or relief, the inscription mentions the Moabite king Chemoshyat, the father of Mesha, and Chemosh, the Moabites’ main god. The inscription was probably commissioned by King Chemoshyat or by his son, King Mesha. Measuring about 5 inches high and 5.5 inches wide, the fragment consists of three lines of text written in Moabite very similar to that seen on the Mesha Stele.