Places in the Bible Today:

Haran

Data

Translated NamesCharran, Haran, Harran
Typesettlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. Harran (modern): more than 95% confidence
    1. beehive houses at HarranHarran

Verses (12)

Gen-Deut (7)
Gen 11:31, 11:32, 12:4, 12:5, 27:43, 28:10, 29:4
1Sam-Esth (1)
2Kgs 19:12
Job-Mal (2)
Isa 37:12
Ezek 27:23
Acts-Rev (2)
Acts 7:2, 7:4

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Biblemapper.com491
Logos FactbookHaran (city)
OpenBible.info (2007)Haran
OpenBible.infoa6d9af3 (Haran)
Pleiades658427
TIPNRHaran@Gen.11.31
UBS Names Databasent ID_1227, ot ID_1163
WikidataQ199547

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Haran (place)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Haran
  3. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Haran
  5. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Haran
  7. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Haran
  8. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Haran
  9. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  10. Hartley, Genesis (2000): 11:31-32
  11. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  12. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 98
  13. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Haran
  14. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006): Haran
  15. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Gen 11:31
  16. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Haran
  17. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Haran
  18. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Haran
  19. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  20. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  21. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Haran
  22. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Haran (Place)
  23. Waltke and Fredricks, Genesis (2001): 11:31
  24. Wenham, Genesis (1987, 1994): 10:31
  25. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Haran
  26. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Haran
  27. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  28. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  29. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Gen 11:31
  30. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 48

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification 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, for example, 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.

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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.