(may' ohn itess) One of the peoples who oppressed Israel during the period of the judges (Judges 10:12). These Maonites are perhaps the Meunites attacked by Hezekiah (1 Chronicles 4:41) and Uzziah (2 Chronicles 26:7), a band of marauding Arabs from south of the Dead Sea in the vicinity of Ma'an. The earliest Greek translation reads, “Midianites” (REB).
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'MAONITES'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".