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Beth-baal-meon

Beth-baal-meon

(house of Baalmeon ), a place in the possessions of Reuben, on the downs (Authorized Version "plain") east of the Jordan. ( Joshua 13:17 ) At the Israelites first approach is name was BAAL-MEON, ( Numbers 32:38 ) or, in its contracted form, BEON ( Numbers 32:3 ) to which the Beth was possibly a Hebrew addition. Later it would seem to have come into possession of Moab, and to be known either as Beth-meon, ( Jeremiah 48:23 ) or Baal-meon. ( Ezekiel 25:9 ) The name is still attached to a ruined place of considerable size a short distance to the southwest of Hesban , and bearing the name of "the fortress of Miun, " or Makin .


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Bethbaalmeon'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.