Mis'gab (Heb. Misgab', מַשׂגָּב, height, as often; Sept. Α᾿μάθ τὸ κραταίωμα v.r. Μασιγάθ, and τὸ ὀχύρωμα Μωάβ,Vulg. fortis), a town in Moab, situated on the desolating track of the invading Babylonians (Jer 48:1), probably so called from being located on an eminence. De Saulcy (Narrative, 1:391) suggests a connection with the present Wady el-Mujeb, the ancient Arnon; but this is merely fanciful. The place is doubtless to be sought near the associated localities of Kiriathaim and Heshbon; perhaps it is only an appellative (as it usually has the article) for the older locality BAMOTH SEE BAMOTH (q.v.). Others think it may be the MIZPEH of Moab (1Sa 23:3), or a general name for the highlands of Moab, as in Isa 25:12 (without the art. A.V. "high fort"). SEE MOAB.

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