A place in the land of Moab listed among the towns of Reuben (Num. 32.34; Josh. 13.17; 1 Chr. 5.8; Mesha’s inscription). It is also known as Beth-baal-meon (Josh. 13.17) and Beth-meon (Jer. 48.23). It is generally identified with Khirbet Maʿin, about 8 km southwest of Madaba. However, no Iron Age remains were found in the course of excavations there. Baal-meon’s exact location has yet to be found.
Baal-meon was an Israelite town which was conquered by Mesha, king of Moab, in the third quarter of the ninth century bce. Mesh…