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 for its potential location include Kerak (Kir-Moab) and Rujm el-Meshrefeh in Jordan.[1]


Some or all of this article is forked from Wikipedia. The original article was at Mizpah (Moab). The list of authors can be seen in the page history.

  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 0830814191, 9780830814190. 

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