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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Baal Meon

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("owner of an habitation".) Reuben in occupying it along with Nebo (Numbers 32:38) changed the names, probably for the idol name Baal substituting Beth Meon. Ezekiel (Ezekiel 25:9) calls it a city on Moab's frontiers, and with Beth-jeshimoth and Kiriathaim, "the glory of the country." The reputed birthplace of Elisha. Jerome describes it as a very large village, nine miles from Heshbon. The famous Moabite stone of Dibon mentions that as Omri made Medeba a military center for opposing Moab, so Mesha occupied Baal Meon as his center for assailing Israel; "I Mesha, son of Kamos (Chemosh), fortified Baal Meon, and I besieged and took Kiriathaim and Nebo," etc.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Baal Meon'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/b/baal-meon.html. 1949.

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