Places in the Bible Today:

Harod 2

Data

Translated NamesHarod, Harodite, Harorite
Typessettlement or spring
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

2 Possible Identifications

  1. Khirbet el Harazan (modern): 50% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet el HarazanKhirbet el Harazan

  2. another name for Harod 1 (ancient): 20% confidence
    1. pool at the Well of HarodWell of Harod

Verses (2)

  1. 2Sam 23:25
  2. 1Chr 11:27

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookHarod (SE of Jerusalem)
OpenBible.info (2007)Harod
OpenBible.infoafd8b40 (Harod 2)
TIPNRHarod@Jdg.7.1

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Harod (place)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990)
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Harod
  4. Gordon, I and II Samuel (1986): 2Sam 23:25
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Harod
  6. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  7. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Harod
  8. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Harod
  9. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Harod
  10. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  11. 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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Hoshvilim

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.