Places in the Bible Today:

Rimmon 1


Translated NameRimmon
Typenatural area
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. El Jai Cave (modern): 30% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around El Jai CaveEl Jai Cave

  2. Rammun (modern): 25% confidence
    1. cityscape of RammunRammun

  3. along Wadi Rummananeh (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Wadi Rummananehalong Wadi Rummananeh

  4. plateau east of Rammun (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of a region on the plateau east of Rammunplateau east of Rammun

Verses (4)

Josh-Ruth (3)
Judg 20:45, 20:47, 21:13
Job-Mal (1)
Isa 10:27

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookRock of Rimmon (2007)Rimmon 1
OpenBible.infoa45acc3 (Rimmon 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2698


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Rimmon (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Sela
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Rimmon
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Rimmon (place)
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Judg 20:43-47
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Rimmon
  9. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Rimmon
  10. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  11. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  12. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Judg 20:45
  13. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Rimmon, Rock of
  14. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): pages 71, 72
  15. New Bible Dictionary (1996)
  16. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Rimmon, the Rock of
  17. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  18. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Rimmon, Rock
  19. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Rimmon
  20. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  21. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  22. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Judg 20:47

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.

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Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, יעקב, Bukvoed, הא בהא טליה


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.