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Meaning: lord of dwelling.

This was the name of a town of Reuben (Num. 32:38), called also Beth-meon (Jer. 48:23) and Beth-baal-meon (Josh. 13:17).

It is supposed to have been the birthplace of Elisha. It is identified with the modern M'ain, about 3 miles southeast of Heshbon.

Author: Matthew G. Easton.