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A member of a Semitic people living in Moab in biblical times, traditionally descended from Lot.
- ‘King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides pharaoh's daughter, Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites.’
- ‘Thus Deuteronomy 23: 3-8 draws some rather sharp distinctions between Moabites and Ammonites as opposed to Edomites and Egyptians.’
- ‘Their precipitance (which would create the tribes of Moabites and Ammonites) seems undue, since Lot's wife, recently turned into a pillar of salt, stands just outside the cave.’
- ‘The best way to understand this is that the Moabites and Midianites were mixed together in the same region and practiced the same religion.’
- ‘The 80 years of peace following the victory of the Moabites [Judges, 3: 30] represents roughly two generations.’
- ‘That stone contains an inscription showing that the Moabites also killed everything living of their enemies.’
- ‘Hence, there are no real Amalekites to be found any more, just as there are no real Moabites or Ammonites to be found any more.’
Relating to Moab or its people.
- ‘But why did they have to kill all the animals in the Moabite towns too?’
- ‘Balaam, for instance, a pagan summoned to curse Israel by the Moabite king, is regarded as a prophet.’
- ‘You tried to correlate early Moabite languages to Wanderer dialects.’
- ‘Dating to the 8th century BCE (at least), it was found in the Jordanian village of Deir Alla, which was Moabite territory in biblical times.’
- ‘She urged her daughters-in-law to return to their own Moabite mothers.’
- ‘In order to support herself and Naomi in Bethlehem, Ruth, the poor Moabite stranger, gleans at the harvest, where she chances upon the field of Boaz, a wealthy and worthy Bethlehemite.’
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