Moabites, Amorites, Canaanites, Jebusites...ancient people groups known primarily (if not only) through Biblical reference until the age of modern archaeology. Recently, archaeologists have discovered a Moabite Temple which is now making headlines. The temple discovery, full of figurines and other ritualistic furnishings is just the latest discovery to reconfirm the Bible's veracity, or "truthfulness" in what it states. The Moabites were real people that were often in conflict with their neighbors to the west, the Israelites. Like many details in Scripture, the existence of such nations was held in suspicion until modern archaeological artifacts like the Mesha Stele (bearing the earliest know reference to "YHWY", the Hebrew name for God; picture below) confirmed what was recorded in the Bible over two-thousands earlier.
Pastor Adam Barton, Akron, Ohio