Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesBeth-meon, Beth Meon
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1 Identification

  1. another name for Baal-meon (ancient): more than 95% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Ma‘inMa‘in

Verses (1)

Jer 48:23

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBeth-Meon (2007)Beth-meon
OpenBible.infoa78580c (Beth-meon)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_504


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Beth-meon (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Beth Meon
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Baal-meon
  4. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 233
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  7. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Beth-baal-meon
  8. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011)
  9. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Beth-Meon
  11. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  12. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Beth-meon
  13. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  14. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Beth-meon
  15. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Beth-meon
  16. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Beth-meon
  17. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Beth-meon
  18. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  19. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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.