Places in the Bible Today:

Horonaim 1

Data

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

8 Possible Identifications

  1. El Iraq (modern): 30% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around El IraqEl Iraq

  2. Ed Deir (modern): 20% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Ed DeirEd Deir

  3. Kathrabba (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around KathrabbaKathrabba

  4. Khirbet Dhubab (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet DhubabKhirbet Dhubab

  5. Khirbet Meidan (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet MeidanKhirbet Meidan

  6. Khirbet Ai (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet AiKhirbet Ai

  7. Medinet er Ras (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Medinet er RasMedinet er Ras

  8. Tell el Mise (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell el MiseTell el Mise

Verses (4)

  1. Isa 15:5
  2. Jer 48:3, 48:5, 48:34

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Biblemapper.com521
Logos FactbookHoronaim
OpenBible.info (2007)Horonaim
OpenBible.infoa9dd823 (Horonaim 1)
TIPNRHoronaim@Isa.15.5
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1151
WikipediaHoronaim (partial)

Sources

  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 436
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Horonaim (place)
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Horonaim
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Horonaim
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Horonaim
  8. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  9. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Horonaim
  11. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Jer 48:3
  12. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Horonaim
  13. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Horonaim
  14. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Horonaim
  15. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Horonayim
  16. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  17. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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.

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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.