A land in Old Testament times located east of the Dead Sea. The Moabites were descendants of Lot and were related to the Israelites. They spoke a language similar to Hebrew. There was constant warfare between the Moabites and the Israelites (Judg. 3:12–30; 11:17; 2 Sam. 8:2; 2 Kgs. 3:6–27; 2 Chr. 20:1–25; Isa. 15).