The Mesha Stele is a basalt stone slab from Biblical times that has provided historians and linguists with their main source of the Moabite language.
They’ve recently been been able to verify with a high degree of certainty that the slab also contains clear references to King David.
The slab that’s also known as The Moabite Stone was discovered in fragments near the Dead Sea around 150 years ago.
It was carefully restored and is now in the Louvre Museum in Paris.
The Jerusalem Post reports it’s etched with a lengthy account of King Mesha of Moab going to war with Israel that’s similar to the story told in 2 Kings 3.
There are also references to the House of David and the Altar of David.
New digital rendering has allowed researchers to transcribe more letters and confidently determine they refer to King David.