Places in the Bible Today:

Zanoah 1


Translated NameZanoah
Notesof the hill country
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1 Identification

  1. Khirbet Zanu (modern): 75% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet ZanuKhirbet Zanu

Verses (3)

Josh-Ruth (1)
Josh 15:34
1Sam-Esth (2)
Neh 3:13, 11:30

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookZanoah (North) (2007)Zanoah 1
OpenBible.infoa28f432 (Zanoah 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_953
WikipediaCities in the Book of Joshua (nonunique url)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 443
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Zanoah (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Zanoah
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Zanoah
  5. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 49
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Zanoah (place)
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 15:34; Neh 11:30
  10. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Zanoah
  11. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Zanoah
  12. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Zanoah
  13. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  14. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 11
  15. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Zanoah
  16. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 173
  17. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Zanoah
  18. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Zanoah
  19. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  20. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Zanoah
  21. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  22. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Zanoah
  23. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Zanoah (Place)
  24. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Zanoah
  25. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Zanoah
  26. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:34
  27. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  28. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification 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.

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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.