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.
house; place of sin
(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.