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Mehunims The

Mehu’nims, The, a people against whom King Uzziah waged a successful war. 2 Chron. 26:7. The name is the plural of Maon [Maon]. Another notice of the Mehunims in the reign of Hezekiah (cir. b.c. 726–697) is found in 1 Chron. 4:41. Here they are spoken of as a pastoral people, either themselves Hamites or in alliance with Hamites, quiet and peaceable, dwelling in tents. Here, however, the Authorized Version treats the word as an ordinary noun, and renders it “habitations.” The latest appearance of the name Mehunims in the Bible is in the lists of those who returned from the captivity with Zerubbabel. Ezra 2:50, DAV “Mehunim”; Neh. 7:52, DAV “Meunim.”