Places in the Bible Today:

Hena

Data

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

3 Possible Identifications

  1. Anah (modern): 35% confidence
    1. cityscape of AnahAnah

  2. within 75 km of Hamath 1 (ancient): 30% confidence
    1. ruins at Hamawithin 75 km of Hama

  3. not a place (deity): less than 10% confidence

Verses (3)

1Sam-Esth (2)
2Kgs 18:34, 19:13
Job-Mal (1)
Isa 37:13

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookHena
OpenBible.info (2007)Hena
OpenBible.infoaab9a5e (Hena)
TIPNRHena@2Ki.18.34
UBS Names Databaseot ID_880
WikipediaHena (biblical place) (redirect)

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Hena (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Hena
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Hena
  4. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  5. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Hena
  6. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Hena
  7. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Hena
  8. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Hena
  9. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Hena
  10. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  11. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  12. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): 2Kgs 18:34

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

Abdulrahman Al-Rawi, TheRealHuldra

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.