Places in the Bible Today:

Harim

Data

Translated NameHarim
Typesettlement
Notesit’s unclear whether these verses all refer to the same Harim
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

3 Possible Identifications

  1. not a place (person): 90% confidence
  2. Al Haram (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. building at Al HaramAl Haram

  3. Khirbet Huran (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet HuranKhirbet Huran

Verses (7)

  1. Ezra 2:32, 2:39, 10:31
  2. Neh 3:11, 7:35, 7:42, 10:27

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookHarim (priest under Zerubbabel)
OpenBible.infoaddc3e7 (Harim)

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Harim (person)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Harim
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Harim
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Harim
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Harim
  6. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Harim
  7. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Harim
  8. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Harim
  9. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Harim the priest
  10. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009): Harim
  11. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Harim
  12. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007): Harim
  13. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985): page 85
  14. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Harim
  15. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Harim
  16. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010): Harim
  17. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Harim

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 (in this case, not a place (person)), 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

Bukvoed, 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.