Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameHorem
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. within 50 km of Migdal-el (ancient): 25% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Majdel Selemwithin 50 km of Majdel Selem

    2. satellite view of the region around Yarunwithin 50 km of Yarun

    3. satellite view of the region around Khirbet el Mejdelwithin 50 km of Khirbet el Mejdel

    4. aerial panorama of ruins at Majdalwithin 50 km of Majdal

    5. panorama of part of the eastern side of the Sea of Galileewithin 50 km of the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee

  2. Hariss (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around HarissHariss

  3. Khirbet Qatamun (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet QatamunKhirbet Qatamun

Verses (1)

Josh 19:38

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookHorem (2007)Horem
OpenBible.infoa9cdd53 (Horem)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1160
WikipediaHorem (redirect)


  1. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Horem
  2. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 23
  3. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Horem

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, AVRAMGR, 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.