Madon

MADON (mā'dŏn, Heb. mādhôn, contention). A royal city of the Canaanites, whose king Jobab was defeated by Joshua (Josh.11.1; Josh.12.19). It was located near modern Hattin, about five miles (eight km.) east of the Sea of Galilee.


MADON mā’ dŏn (מָדֹ֔ון). A royal city of the Canaanites in Galilee whose king joined Jabin in his unsuccessful alliance against Israel (Josh 11:1; 12:19). It is prob. modern Qarn Hattin, NW of Tiberias.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(madhon; Septuagint: Codex Vaticanus Marrhon; Codex Alexandrinus Madon (Jos 11:1); Codex Vaticanus Marmoth; Codex Alexandrinus Maron (Jos 12:19)): A royal city of the Canaanites named along with Hazor of Galilee. El-Medineh, "the city," on the heights West of the nodetitle, with which it might possibly be identified, probably dates only from Moslem times. It seems likely that the common confusion of the Hebrew letter daleth ("d") for the Hebrew letter resh ("r") has occurred, and that we should read "Maron." The place may be then identified with Meiron, a village with ancient ruins and rock tombs at the foot of Jebel Jermuk, a little to the Northwest of Safed.