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Baal-meon
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A town in northern Moab allotted to the tribe of Reuben (Num 32:38; 1 Chr 5:8). Also known as Beth-Baal-Meon (בֵּית בַּעַל מְעוֹן‎, beith ba'al me'on, “the house of Baal-Meon”; Josh 13:17). The town is called Beon (בְּעֹן‎, be'on), a contracted form of the name, in Num 32:3. After the Israelites defeated the Amorites living there, the town became part of the territory allotted to Reuben (Josh 13:17; 1 Chr 5:8). Later, it apparently came under Moabite control. Jeremiah and Ezekiel mention Beth-Meon or Baal-Meon in their oracles against Moab (Jer 48:23; Ezek 25:9). In the Moabite inscription of King Mesha from the ninth century bc, Mesha claims to have built (or rebuilt) Baal-Meon and to have made a reservoir there. The most probable location for this town is the village of Maʿin, four miles southwest of Medeba.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Baal-Meon
Baal-Meon (בַּ֧עַל מְעוֹן‎, ba'al me'on). A town in northern Moab allotted to the tribe of Reuben (Num 32:38; 1 Chr 5:8). Also known as Beth-Baal-Meon (בֵּית בַּעַל מְעוֹן‎, beith ba'al me'on, “the house of Baal-Meon”; Josh 13:17). The town is called Beon (בְּעֹן‎, be'on), a contracted form of the name,
Beon
Beon (בַּ֫עַל מָעוֹן‎, ba'al ma'on; בְּעֹן‎, be'on). Also known as “Beth-baal-meon.” A town located in northern Moab and assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Num 32:3, 38; Josh 13:17; 1 Chr 5:8; Jer 48:23; Ezek 25:9).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baal-Meon (Place)
BAAL-MEON (PLACE) [Heb baʿal mĕʿôn (בַּעַל מְעֹון)]. Var. BETH-BAAL-MEON; BETH-MEON. A locality listed among the towns and villages of the tribe of Reuben (Num 32:28) which originally belonged to Moab. It is also known as Beth-baal-meon (Josh 13:17) and Beth-meon (Jer 48:23).Mesha’s reference on the
Beth-Baal-Meon (Place)
BETH-BAAL-MEON (PLACE) [Heb bêt baʿal măʿôn (בֵּית בַּעַל מֲעֹון)]. A northern Moabite town more commonly called Baal-meon, also known as Beth-meon and, probably, Beon. After the Hebrew victory over the Amorites, this settlement was assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Num 32:3, 38; Josh 13:17; 1 Chr
Beon (Place)
BEON (PLACE) [Heb bĕʿōn (בְּעֹן)]. A site in N Moab allotted to the tribe of Reuben for pasture (Num 32:3). It is generally identified with BAAL-MEON. The critical apparatus of BHS conjectures that MT’s bʿn is corrupt, and should be read *bt mʿn, that is, Beth Meon (as in Jer 48:23).C. Gilbert Romero
Beth-Meon (Place)
BETH-MEON (PLACE) [Heb bêt măʿôn (בֵּית מֲעֹון)]. A N Moabite town more commonly called Baal-meon, also known as Beth-baal-meon and, probably, Beon. After the Hebrew victory over the Amorites, this settlement was assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Num 32:3, 38; Josh 13:17; 1 Chr 5:8). The alternative
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Baal-meon
Baal-meon. City in northern Moab assigned to Reuben’s tribe (Nm 32:38; 1 Chr 5:8). It is called Beth-baal-meon in Joshua 13:17, Bethmeon in Jeremiah 48:23, and Beon in Numbers 32:3. About 830 bc it was held by Mesha, king of Moab and was still in Moabite hands in the sixth century bc (Jer 48:23; Ez 25:9)
Beth-baal-meon
Beth-baal-meon. Alternate name for Baal-meon, a city in Reuben’s territory, in Joshua 13:17.See Baal-meon.
Beon
Beon. Alternate name for Baal-meon, a city east of the Jordan, in Numbers 32:3.See Baal-meon.
Beth-meon
Beth-meon. Alternate name for Baal-meon, a town formerly belonging to Reuben’s tribe, in Jeremiah 48:23.See Baal-meon.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Baal-Meon
Baal-Meon bāl-mēʹon [Heb. ba‘al me‘ôn]. A town built by the sons Reuben (Nu. 32:38), probably identical with Beon of v 3. As Beth-baal-meon it was assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Josh. 13:17).Mesha reports that he fortified it (cf. Moabite Stone); hence ca 830 b.c. it was in Moabite hands. Ostracon
Beth-Baal-Meon
Beth-Baal-Meon beth-bāl-mēʹon [Heb. bêṯ ba‘al me‘ôn—‘Baal’s dwelling place’] (Josh. 13:17). See Baal-meon.
Beth-Meon
Beth-Meon beth-mēʹon [Heb. bêṯ me‘ôn—‘dwelling place’].A city of Moab (Jer. 48:23), identical with Baal-meon.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Baal-Meon
BAAL-MEON City in northern Moab assigned to Reuben’s tribe (Nm 32:38; 1 Chr 5:8). It is called Beth-baal-meon in Joshua 13:17, Beth-meon in Jeremiah 48:23, and Beon in Numbers 32:3. About 830 bc it was held by Mesha, king of Moab, and was still in Moabite hands in the sixth century bc (Jer 48:23; Ez
Beth-Baal-Meon
BETH-BAAL-MEON Alternate name for Baal-meon, a city in Reuben’s territory, in Joshua 13:17. See Baal-meon.
Beon
BEON Alternate name for Baal-meon, a city east of the Jordan, in Numbers 32:3. See Baal-meon.
Beth-Meon
BETH-MEON Alternate name for Baal-meon, a town formerly belonging to Reuben’s tribe, in Jeremiah 48:23. See Baal-meon.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Baal-Meon
Baal-meon (bay´uhl-mee´on, bah´uhl-mee´on; Heb., “baal [lord] of habitation”), an area or town that also appears to be identified as Beon (Num. 32:3), Beth-baal-meon (Josh. 13:17), and Beth-meon (Jer. 48:23). It was assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Num. 32:3, 38; Josh. 13:17; 1 Chron. 5:8), but was under
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Baal-Meon
BAAL-MEON. An Amorite city of N Moab, assigned to Reubenites and rebuilt by them. Also known as Beth-baal-meon (q.v.; Josh 13:17; Ezk 25:9). It is mentioned on the Moabite Stone (line 9) as held by Mesha, king of Moab, c. 830 b.c., and later taken by the Israelites (Ostracon 27 from Samaria); but by
Beth-Baal-Meon
BETH-BAAL-MEON. The town’s full name (Josh 13:17), but also written Baal-meon (Num 32:38; 1 Chr 5:8; Ezk 25:9), Beth-meon (Jer 48:23), and Beon (q.v.; Num 32:3). The town was built by the children of Reuben along with Nebo, “their names being changed” (Num 32:38). As Beth-baal-meon it was given by Moses
Beon
BEON. An old Amorite city on the frontiers of Moab, known fully as Beth-baal-meon (q.v. Josh 13:17); more briefly Baal-meon (q.v.; Num 32:38) or Beth-meon (Jer 48:23), as well as Beon (32:3). It was assigned to the Reubenites and rebuilt by them (Num 32:2–5). The city was held by Mesha, king of Moab,
Beth-Meon
BETH-MEON. A city of Moab included by Jeremiah with others in the coming destruction of the nation (Jer 48:23). Same as Beth-baal-meon, Baal-meon and Beon (q.v.).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Baal-Meon
BAAL-MEON, known also as Beth-baal-meon (Jos. 13:17), Beth-meon (Je. 48:23) and Beon (Nu. 32:3), was one of several towns built by the Reubenites in the territory of Sihon the Amorite (Nu. 32:38). It was later captured by the Moabites and was still in their hands in the 6th century bc (Je. 48:23; Ezk.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Baal-Meon
Baal-Meon (Heb. baʿal mĕʿôn)A town (modern Maʿɩ̂n, 219120) known variously as Baal-meon (Num. 32:38), Beon (32:3), Beth-baal-meon (Josh. 13:17), or Beth-meon (Jer. 48:23), located 14.5 km. (9 mi.) E of the Dead Sea. Part of Moses’ gift to the tribes of Reuben and Gad in return for military services
Beth-Baal-Meon
Beth-Baal-Meon (Heb. bêṯ baʿal mĕʿôn)An alternative name for Baal-meon (Josh. 13:17).
Beon
Beon (Heb. bĕʿōn)A town in the territory of Reuben (Num. 32:3).See Baal-meon.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Baal-Meon
Baal-Meon [bāl mēˊŏn] (Heb. ba˓al me˓ôn “lord of habitation”). An Amorite city at the Moabite border assigned to Reuben and built by the Reubenites (Num. 32:38); also called Beon (v. 3); Beth-baalmeon (Josh. 13:17); or Beth-meon (Jer. 48:23). Its ruins were repopulated by Moabites. The city has
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Beth-Baal-Meon; Baal-Meon
BETH-BAAL-MEON; BAAL-MEON A town in Moab, in the vicinity of Medaba, in the territory of Reuben (Josh. 13:17), also named Baal-Meon (Num. 32:38) and Beth-Meon (Jer. 48:23). It was conquered in the middle of the 9th century bc by Mesha, King of Moab, who subsequently rebuilt it (Inscriptions). The name
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Baal-Meon
BAAL-MEON בעל מעוןI. 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,
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