Meko'nah (Hebrews Mekonah', מֲכֹנָה, a base, as in 1Ki 7:27, etc.; Sept. in most editions omits, but v. r. Μαχνά and Μαβνή , Vulg. Mochona), a town in the southern part of the tribe of Judah, and inhabited after the exile (Ne 11:28). From its being coupled (in that passage) with Ziklag,we should infer that it was situated far to the south, while the mention of the" daughter towns" (בּנוֹת, AV. "villages") dependent on it, seem to show that it was a place of some magnitude. Reland (Palest. p. 892) thinks it may be identical with Mechanum, a village located by Jerome between Eleutheropolis and Jerusalem, eight miles from the former (Onomast. s.v. Bethmacha). It seems strange that Jerome should speak of a village south of Jerusalem when describing Beth-maachah, which lay at the northern extremity of Palestine (2Sa 20:14). The only unappropriated site at about the required distance is Jerash, not far north- east of Beit Nettif (Robinson, Researches, 2:342, note).