Places in the Bible Today:

Wilderness of Maon


Translated NamesDesert of Maon, wilderness near Maon, Wilderness of Maon, wilderness of Maon
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1 Identification

  1. Wilderness of Maon (ancient): very high confidence
    1. spring in the Wilderness of MaonWilderness of Maon

Verses (2)

1Sam 23:24, 23:25

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier (2007)Maon
OpenBible.infoae11a0d (Wilderness of Maon)
WikipediaList of minor biblical places#Maon (partial)


  1. Atlas of the Biblical World (2019)
  2. Biblica: The Bible Atlas (2007)
  3. Discovery House Bible Atlas (2015)
  4. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  5. Holman Bible Atlas (1999)
  6. Logos Biblical Places Maps (2009)
  7. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009)
  8. New Moody Atlas of the Bible (2009)
  9. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981)
  10. Sacred Bridge (2014)
  11. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)


spring in the Wilderness of Maon
Credit: Ester Inbar (modified)


This page identifies the current consensus around the modern location of this biblical place.

The isobands you see on the map (gray areas with dark borders) attempt to give you confidence where a region is. Because many ancient regions aren't precisely defined, I consulted atlases to determine where the biblical region is located and used that data to build the isobands. The smaller isobands reflect more confidence that the given isoband is in the region, while the larger isobands reflect less confidence. Isobands are a kind of contour line that here indicate confidence levels.