Mizpah (Moab)

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For other places of this name, see Mizpah (disambiguation).

Mizpah ("watchtower") was either a royal city or fortress in Moab to which David removed his parents for safety during his persecution by Saul (1 Sam. 22:3). Modern day sites suggested as its possible location include Kerak (Kir-Moab) and Rujm el-Meshrefeh in Jordan.[1]


  1. ^ Walton et al., 2000, p. 313.


  • Walton, John H.; Matthews, Victor Harold; Chavalas, Mark William (2000). The IVP Bible background commentary: Old Testament (6th, illustrated ed.). InterVarsity Press. ISBN 9780830814190.