Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameHannathon
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

3 Possible Identifications

  1. Tel Hanaton (modern): 85% confidence
    1. ruins at Tel HanatonTel Hanaton

  2. Kefr Anau (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Kefr AnauKefr Anau

  3. Tel Regev (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. closeup of Tel RegevTel Regev

Verses (1)

Josh 19:14

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookHannathon (2007)Hannathon
OpenBible.infoa412c43 (Hannathon)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1102


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 435
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Hannathon (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Hannathon
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Hannathon
  5. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 159
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Hannathon
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Hannathon
  10. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  11. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 20
  12. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  13. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 209
  14. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Hannathon
  15. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 5
  16. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  17. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Hannathon
  18. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  19. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Hannathon
  20. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Hannathon
  21. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Hannaton
  22. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Hannathon
  23. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 19:13-14
  24. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Hannathon
  25. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  26. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  27. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 118

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (conneceted by a dotted line) reflects the confidence of an identification over the preceding ten years (e.g., the 2009 dot reflects scholarship from 2000 to 2009), and the corresponding solid line reflects a best-fit line for the identification. Confidences that cluster near or below 0% indicate low confidence. Because of the small dataset, it's best to use this chart for general trends; if one identification is trending much higher than the others (in this case, Tel Hanaton), then you can probably have higher confidence in the identification. This chart only reflects the sources I consulted (listed above), not an exhaustive review of the literature.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Bukvoed, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Hanay


This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. The confidence levels add up to less than 100%, indicating that the modern location is uncertain. It's best to think about the confidences in relative rather than absolute terms. Often they reflect different schools of thought, each confident in their identifications.