Places in the Bible Today:

Hashmonah

Data

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

6 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Heshmon (ancient): 35% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell es Saqatiwithin 30 km of Tell es Saqati

    2. satellite view of the region around Givat Hablanimwithin 30 km of Givat Hablanim

    3. satellite view of the region around Ain MuweilehAin Muweileh

    4. panorama from Ain QoseimehAin Qoseimeh

    5. well at Bir es Sebawithin 30 km of Bir es Seba

    6. satellite view of the region around Tel Masoswithin 30 km of Tel Masos

    7. panorama of Tel Sharuhenwithin 30 km of Tel Sharuhen

    8. panorama of ruins at Tel Beer Shevawithin 30 km of Tel Beer Sheva

  2. within 50 km of Moseroth (ancient): 30% confidence. It may be:
    1. panorama of Har Zinwithin 50 km of Har Zin

    2. satellite view of the region around Imaret el Khureishehwithin 50 km of Imaret el Khureisheh

    3. trees at Bireinwithin 50 km of Birein

    4. satellite view of the region around Jebel es Sabhawithin 50 km of Jebel es Sabha

    5. satellite view of the region around Jebel el Hamrahwithin 50 km of Jebel el Hamrah

    6. aerial panorama of ruins at Avdatwithin 50 km of Avdat

    7. panorama of Jebel Nebi Harunwithin 50 km of Jebel Nebi Harun

  3. another name for Azmon (ancient): 15% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Ain MuweilehAin Muweileh

    2. panorama from Ain QoseimehAin Qoseimeh

  4. Qoseimeh (modern): 15% confidence
    1. panorama from QoseimehQoseimeh

  5. mouth of Wadi Jirafi (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. aerial panorama looking west at the mouth of Wadi Jirafi, which is beyond the cropsmouth of Wadi Jirafi

  6. along Wadi Umm Hashim (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Wadi Umm Hashimalong Wadi Umm Hashim

Verses (2)

Num 33:29, 33:30

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookHashmonah
OpenBible.info (2007)Hashmonah
OpenBible.infoaaa8a88 (Hashmonah)
TIPNRHashmonah@Num.33.29
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1186
WikidataQ5679068

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Hashmonah (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Hashmonah
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Hashmonah
  4. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Hashmonah
  5. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  6. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 129
  7. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  8. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Hashmonah
  9. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Hashmonah
  10. 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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Matson Collection, Daniel Baránek, The devious diesel, gugganij, yandud , Hamal Photography, Daniel Ventura, אסף.צ, Uri, Matson Collection, Matanba

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.