Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesEn-hakkore, En Hakkore, Hakkore Spring, The Spring of Ha-Qore, The Spring of the One Who Cried Out
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. within 1 km of Lehi (ancient): 70% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet es Siyyaghwithin 1 km of Khirbet es Siyyagh

    2. cave at Arak Ismainwithin 1 km of Arak Ismain

    3. ruins at Bayt Itabwithin 1 km of Bayt Itab

  2. not a place (symbolic): less than 10% confidence
  3. Ayun Qara (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Ayun QaraAyun Qara

Verses (1)

Judg 15:19

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookEn-hakkore (2007)En-hakkore
OpenBible.infoa0e33a3 (En-hakkore)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2207
WikipediaEn-hakkore (redirect)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): En-hakkore (place)
  2. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): En-Hakkore
  3. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  4. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): En-Hakkore
  5. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): En-hakkore
  6. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): En-hakkore
  7. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): En-hakkore

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 (in this case, within 1 km of Lehi), 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

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, savion29, Danny Lyulev


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.