Beth-ba'al-me'on (Heb. Beyth Ba'al Meon', בֵּית בִּעִל מעוֹן, house of Baal-Meon; Sept. οἴκους Βεελμών v. r. οϊvκος Μεελβώθ; Vulg. oppidum Baalmaon), a place in the possession of Reuben, on the Mishor (מִישׁוֹר) or downs (Auth. Vers. "plain") east of Jordan (Jos 13:17). At the Israelites' first approach its name was Baal-meon (Nu 32:38, or in its contracted form Beon, 32:3), to which the Beth was possibly a Hebrew prefix. Later it would seem to have come into possession of Moab, and to be known either as Beth-meon (Jer 48:23) or Baal-meon (Eze 25:9). It is possible that the name contains a trace of the tribe or nation of Meon. — the Maonites or Meunim. SEE MAON; SEE MEHUIM. 'The name is still attached to a ruined place of considerable size a short distance to the south-west of Hesban, and bearing the name of "the fortress of Mi'-un" according to Burckhardt (p. 865), or Maein according to Seetzen (Reisen, 1, 408), which appears to give its appellation to Wady Zerka Main (ib. p. 402). — Smith. SEE BAAL-MEON.

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