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Baal-Meon בעל מעון
(259 words)

I. Name

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.

II. Identity

Baal-meon was an Israelite town which was conquered by Mesha, king of Moab, in the third quarter of the ninth century bce. Mesh…

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Naʾaman, “Baal-Meon בעל מעון”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Baal_Meon>

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