Places in the Bible Today:

Hamath 1

Data

Translated NamesHamath, Hamath-Rabbah, Hamath Rabbah
Typesettlement
Notescan also designate the region around Hamath
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. Hama (modern): more than 95% confidence
    1. ruins at HamaHama

Verses (21)

1Sam-Esth (8)
2Sam 8:9
2Kgs 14:28, 18:34, 19:13, 23:33, 25:21
1Chr 18:9
2Chr 8:4
Job-Mal (13)
Isa 10:9, 11:11, 36:19, 37:13
Jer 39:5, 49:23, 52:9, 52:27
Ezek 47:16, 47:17, 48:1
Amos 6:2
Zech 9:2

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Biblemapper.com486
Logos FactbookHamath
OpenBible.info (2007)Hamath
OpenBible.infoac62cbc (Hamath 1)
TIPNRHamath@Num.13.21
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1084
WikidataQ173545 (modern)

Sources

  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 435
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Hamath (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Hamath
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Hamath
  5. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 95
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Hamath
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Jer 49:23 note
  10. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Hamath
  11. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Hamath
  12. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Hamath
  13. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  14. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  15. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 67
  16. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Hamath
  17. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 2Sam 8:9; Isa 10:9
  18. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Hamath
  19. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Hamath
  20. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  21. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  22. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  23. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Hamath
  24. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016): page 36
  25. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Hamath
  26. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Hamat
  27. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Hamath
  28. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Hamath
  29. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010): Hamath (on the Orontes; Land of)
  30. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  31. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Jer 39:5
  32. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 93

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification 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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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.