Places in the Bible Today:

Hezron

Data

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

6 Possible Identifications

  1. within 10 km of Kadesh-barnea (ancient): 65% confidence. It may be:
    1. pool at Ain el Qudeiratwithin 10 km of Ain el Qudeirat

    2. closeup of Ein Qedeiswithin 10 km of Ein Qedeis

  2. Ein Qedeis (modern): 40% confidence
    1. closeup of Ein QedeisEin Qedeis

  3. another name for Addar (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. closeup of Ein QedeisEin Qedeis

    2. panorama of Khirbet el QudeiratKhirbet el Qudeirat

    3. panorama looking southwest including Mesudat Ein Qedeis, which is at the light area by the road at centerMesudat Ein Qedeis

  4. Har Avnon (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Har Avnon in the backgroundHar Avnon

  5. another name for Kerioth-hezron (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet el QaryateinKhirbet el Qaryatein

    2. closeup of Ein QedeisEin Qedeis

    3. panorama of Khirbet el QudeiratKhirbet el Qudeirat

    4. panorama looking southwest including Mesudat Ein Qedeis, which is at the light area by the road at centerMesudat Ein Qedeis

  6. another name for Hazar-addar (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. closeup of Ein QedeisEin Qedeis

    2. panorama of Khirbet el QudeiratKhirbet el Qudeirat

    3. panorama looking southwest including Mesudat Ein Qedeis, which is at the light area by the road at centerMesudat Ein Qedeis

Verses (1)

Josh 15:3

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookHezron
OpenBible.info (2007)Hezron
OpenBible.infoad5c4a1 (Hezron)
TIPNRHazor@Jos.11.1
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1133

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Hezron (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Hezron
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Hezron (place)
  4. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 10
  5. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Hezron
  6. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  7. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Hezron
  8. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Hezron
  9. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Hezron
  10. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:2-4
  11. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  12. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  13. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  14. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 15:3-4

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

Matson Collection, Matson Collection, Matson Collection, Onzd, Israel.gold, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019

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.