Places in the Bible Today:

Zin 1


Translated NamesDesert of Kadesh, Desert of Zin, Wilderness of Kadesh, wilderness of Kadesh, Wilderness of Zin, Zin
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. Zin Desert (modern): very high confidence
    1. cliffs of HaMakhtesh HaKatan in the Zin DesertZin Desert

Verses (8)

Gen-Deut (6)
Num 13:21, 20:1, 27:14, 33:36, 34:3
Deut 32:51
Josh-Ruth (1)
Josh 15:1
Job-Mal (1)
Ps 29:8

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookWilderness of Zin (2007)Zin 1
OpenBible.infoa0b5c50 (Zin 1)
TIPNRKadesh-barnea@Num.32.8, Zin@Num.13.21
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2507


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979)
  2. Baker Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Time Lines (2016)
  3. Barnes, Historical Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  4. Biblica: The Bible Atlas (2007)
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. CEB Bible Map Guide (2011)
  7. Discovery House Bible Atlas (2015)
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  10. Holman Bible Atlas (1999)
  11. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020)
  12. Hudson, Bible Atlas and Companion (2008)
  13. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006)
  14. Kregel Bible Atlas (2003)
  15. National Geographic, The Biblical World (2007)
  16. New Moody Atlas of the Bible (2009)
  17. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  18. Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands (2009)
  19. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981)
  20. Sacred Bridge (2014)
  21. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016)
  22. Student Bible Atlas (2015)
  23. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956)
  24. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  25. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972)

Places with Similar Names


cliffs of HaMakhtesh HaKatan in the Zin Desert
Credit: Mboesch (modified)


This page identifies the current consensus around the modern location of this biblical place.

The isobands you see on the map (gray areas with dark borders) attempt to give you confidence where a region is. Because many ancient regions aren't precisely defined, I consulted atlases to determine where the biblical region is located and used that data to build the isobands. The smaller isobands reflect more confidence that the given isoband is in the region, while the larger isobands reflect less confidence. Isobands are a kind of contour line that here indicate confidence levels.