* the wilderness.
Maon, from which the adjoining mountainous district derived
its name, was city in the most southern parts of the tribe of
Judah, and a neighbouring town to Carmel. Hence Nabal (ch.
25:2) is described as a man of Maon, whose possessions were in
Carmel; and though he might dwell generally in Maon, yet he is
styled Nabal the Carmelite, from the place where his estate
lay. Calmet supposes it to be the city Mino(8b73), which Eusebius
places in the vicinity of Gaza; and the Moenoemi Castrum,
which the Theodosian code places near Beersheba.
25:2 Jos 15:55
* the south.