Maon (May´on; Heb., “dwelling,” “refuge”)

1 The son of Shammai, and so a descendant of Caleb (1Chr 2:45). 2 A town (Josh 15:55), either Khirbet el Ma‘in, northwest of Beer-sheba, or Tel Ma‘in, south of Hebron. Nabal the Calebite was Maon’s most celebrated OT resident (1Sam 25:2-42).

1Chr 2:45

45The son of Shammai: Maon; and Maon was the father of Beth-zur.

Josh 15:55

55Maon, Carmel, Ziph, Juttah,

1Sam 25:2-42

David and the Wife of Nabal
2There was a man in Maon, whose property was in Carmel. The man was very rich; he had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. He ... View more

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