Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesHadad-rimmon, Hadad Rimmon, Hadadrimmon
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. not a place (deity): 30% confidence
  2. Rummanah (modern): 25% confidence
    1. aerial panorama of RummanahRummanah

  3. within 7 km of Megiddo (ancient): 25% confidence
    1. ruins at Tel Megiddowithin 7 km of Tel Megiddo

  4. Lejjun (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. recent ruins at LejjunLejjun

Verses (1)

Zech 12:11

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier (2007)Hadad-rimmon
OpenBible.infoa05ee76 (Hadad-rimmon)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_850


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Hadad-rimmon
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Hadad-rimmon
  6. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011)
  7. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  8. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  9. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Zech 12:11
  10. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016)
  11. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Hadad-rimmon
  12. New Bible Dictionary (1996)
  13. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  14. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  15. Revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary (2012): Zech 12:11
  16. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  17. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  18. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  19. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Zech 12:11

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (connected 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

Tamir Bejerano, Liorca, Moataz1997


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.