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or MANA'STABAL (the former appears to be the more correct form of the name, see Gesenius, Ling. Phoen. Monue. p. 409), the youngest of the three legitimate sons of Masinissa, between whom the kingdom of Numidia was divided by Scipio after the death of the aged king (B. C. 148). Mastanabal was distinguished for his fondness for literature and his love of justice, on which account Scipio assigned him the administration of the judicial affairs of the kingdom. (Appian, App. Pun. 106; Zonar. 9.27; Liv. Epit. 1.) We know nothing more of him, except that he died before his brother Micipsa, and that he left two sons, JUGURTHA and GAUDA. (Sal. Jug. 5, 65.)


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