Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Moabites, an ancient Arabian tribe which inhabited the highlands E. of the Dead Sea, and S. of the river Arnon, or Wady Mojib. They were said to be descended from Lot. They reduced the Israelites to subjection for eighteen years during the period of the Judges, were made tributary by David, and disappeared as a separate tribe after the Babylonish captivity.