Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameMinnith
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. Umm el Hanafish (modern): 55% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Umm el HanafishUmm el Hanafish

  2. Khirbet Hamzeh (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet HamzehKhirbet Hamzeh

  3. Khirbet el Yadudeh (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet el YadudehKhirbet el Yadudeh

Verses (2)

Josh-Ruth (1)
Judg 11:33
Job-Mal (1)
Ezek 27:17

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookMinnith (2007)Minnith
OpenBible.infoa222545 (Minnith)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1798
WikipediaMinnith (redirect)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Minnith (place)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Minnith
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Minnith
  4. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Minnith
  6. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  7. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006): Minnith
  8. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Minnit
  9. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Minnith
  10. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  11. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 90

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, Umm el Hanafish), 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.

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Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019


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.