Maon

Maon [N] [H] [S]

habitation, a town in the tribe of Judah, about 7 miles south of Hebron, which gave its name to the wilderness, the district round the conical hill on which the town stood. Here David hid from Saul, and here Nabal had his possessions and his home ( 1 Samuel 23:24 1 Samuel 23:25 ; 25:2 ). "Only some small foundations of hewn stone, a square enclosure, and several cisterns are now to be seen at Maon. Are they the remains of Nabal's great establishment?" The hill is now called Tell M'ain.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Maon". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Maon [N] [E] [S]

house; place of sin
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Maon'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Maon [N] [E] [H]

(habitation ), one of the cities of the tribe of Judah, in the district of the mountains. ( Joshua 15:55 ) Its interest for us lies in its connection with David. ( 1 Samuel 23:24 1 Samuel 23:25 ) The name of Maon still exists in Main , a lofty conical hill, south of and about seven miles distant from Hebron.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

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