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15:1–16:14 This oracle of judgment against Moab was probably delivered around the time of Sargon’s defeat of Moab in 715 b.c. See also 11:14; 25:10; Jer. 48; Ezek. 25:8–11; Amos 2:1–3; Zeph. 2:8–11. The oracle concerns Moab’s distress (ch. 15) and the response to Moab’s distress (ch. 16).