Probably not the Midian east of the Red Sea, to which Moses
fled, (Ex 2:15, etc.) but the Midian east of the Dead Sea, and
south of Moab. These Midianites, whose daughters seduced the
Israelites to commit idolatry (Nu 22:4, 7; 25:15; 31:2, etc.)
were descendants of Midian, son of Abraham, (Ge 25:2.) Their
capital city was called Midian, and its remains were to be
seen in the time of Eusebius and Jerome: it was situated on
the Arnon, south of the city Ar, or Areopolis.
Ge 25:2,4 Nu 22:4 25:6,14,18
Probably the city of Paran, or the district around it,
situated in the south of Idumea, and according to Eusebius,
three days' journey east from Elah or Elath, at the head of
the eastern branch, or Elamitic gulf of the Red Sea.
Ge 14:6 21:21 Nu 10:12 De 1:1 33:2 Hab 3:3