1. The son and successor of Nahash, king of Moab. David's
messengers, sent on an embassy of condolence to him to Rabbah
Ammon, his capital, were so grossly insulted that he proclaimed
war against Hanun. David's army, under the command of Joab,
forthwith crossed the Jordan, and gained a complete victory over
the Moabites and their allies
(2 Samuel 10:1-14) at Medeba (q.v.).