Places in the Bible Today:

Waters of Merom

Data

Translated Nameswater near Merom, Waters of Merom, waters of Merom
Typesbody of water, pool, spring, or wadi
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

10 Possible Identifications

  1. En Meron (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around En MeronEn Meron

  2. Birket Hafour el Ahmar (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Birket Hafour el AhmarBirket Hafour el Ahmar

  3. Bint Jbeil water storage (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around the Bint Jbeil water storageBint Jbeil water storage

  4. Nahal Arbel (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Nahal ArbelNahal Arbel

  5. Nahal Amud (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. closeup of Nahal AmudNahal Amud

  6. Ein el Khirba (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Ein el KhirbaEin el Khirba

  7. Biar es Sukker (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Biar es SukkerBiar es Sukker

  8. Wadi Meiron (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. closeup of Wadi MeironWadi Meiron

  9. Nahal Dishon (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. closeup of Nahal DishonNahal Dishon

  10. Lake Huleh (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Lake HulehLake Huleh

Verses (2)

Josh 11:5, 11:7

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookWaters of Merom
OpenBible.info (2007)Merom
OpenBible.infoa6ee047 (Waters of Merom)
TIPNRMerom@Jos.11.5

Sources

  1. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Merom, waters of
  2. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 155
  3. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011): Merom, Waters of
  4. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 11:5
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Merom, Waters of
  6. Hess, Joshua (1996): 11:5
  7. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Merom
  8. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 220
  9. Howard, Joshua (1998): 11:4-5
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Merom, Waters of
  11. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 11:5
  12. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Merom, Waters of
  13. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Merom, Waters of
  14. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009): Merom, Waters of
  15. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Merom
  16. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007): The settings of the stoties of Joshua, the Judges, Samuel and Saul
  17. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985): page 129
  18. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016): map 3-7
  19. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Merom, Waters of
  20. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Merom, Waters of
  21. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 11:5
  22. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Merom
  23. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Merom, Waters of
  24. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 11:5
  25. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 75

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, 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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, TijsB, Oren Peles, yfrimer, שמעון יטאח, סימה כרמון

About

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.