Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesBaal-meon, Baal-Meon, Baal Meon, Beth-baal-meon, Beth Baal Meon
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1 Identification

  1. Ma‘in (modern): 80% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Ma‘inMa‘in

Verses (4)

Gen-Deut (1)
Num 32:38
Josh-Ruth (1)
Josh 13:17
1Sam-Esth (1)
1Chr 5:8
Job-Mal (1)
Ezek 25:9

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBaal-meon (2007)Baal-meon, Beth-baal-meon
OpenBible.infoa76f7b7 (Baal-meon)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_478, ot ID_587


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 431
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Baal-meon (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Baal Meon
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Beth-meon
  5. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 233
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Baal-Meon
  8. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 13:17
  9. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Beth-baal-meon
  10. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Baal-meon
  11. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  12. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 8
  13. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  14. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 277
  15. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Baal-Meon
  16. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 13:17-20; Jer 48:21-24
  17. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Baal-meon
  18. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Baal-meon
  19. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  20. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  21. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  22. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Baal-meon
  23. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Baal Meon
  24. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Baal-meon
  25. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): Beth-baal-meon
  26. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  27. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  28. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Num 32:3

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification is changing over time. Each dot (connected by a dotted line) reflects the confidence of an identification over the preceding ten years (e.g., the 2009 dot reflects scholarship from 2000 to 2009), and the corresponding solid line reflects a best-fit line for the identification. Confidences that cluster near or below 0% indicate low confidence. Because of the small dataset, it's best to use this chart for general trends; if one identification is trending much higher than the others, for example, then you can probably have higher confidence in the identification. This chart only reflects the sources I consulted (listed above), not an exhaustive review of the literature.

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Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019


This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. The confidence levels add up to less than 100%, indicating that the modern location is uncertain.