Baal-meon (Bah´uhl-mee´on; Heb., “lord of habitation”)

An area assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Num 32:3; Num 32:38; Josh 13:17; 1Chr 5:8). It was Moabite in the ninth century BCE when the Moabite king Mesha built a reservoir there. It may have been in Israelite hands again in the eighth century, but it reverted to Moabite control later (Jer 48:23; Ezek 25:9).

Num 32:3

3“Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo, and Beon—

Num 32:38

38Nebo, and Baal-meon (some names being changed), and Sibmah; and they gave names to the towns that they rebuilt.

Josh 13:17

17with Heshbon, and all its towns that are in the tableland; Dibon, and Bamoth-baal, and Beth-baal-meon,

1Chr 5:8

8and Bela son of Azaz, son of Shema, son of Joel, who lived in Aroer, as far as Nebo and Baal-meon.

Jer 48:23

23and Kiriathaim, and Beth-gamul, and Beth-meon,

Ezek 25:9

9therefore I will lay open the flank of Moab from the towns on its frontier, the glory of the country, Beth-jeshimoth, Baal-meon, and Kiriathaim.

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