Places in the Bible Today:

Mount Hor 2


Translated NamesHor, Mount Hor
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Mount Hermon (ancient): 30% confidence
    1. panorama of Mount HermonMount Hermon

  2. Jebel Akkar (modern): 20% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Jebel AkkarJebel Akkar

  3. Ras Shaqqa (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cliff at Ras ShaqqaRas Shaqqa

Verses (2)

Num 34:7, 34:8

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookMount Hor (of Lebanon) (2007)Mount Hor 2
OpenBible.infoa62fa2d (Mount Hor 2)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 436
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Hor (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Hor, Mount
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Hor, Mount
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Hor
  7. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Num 34:7-9
  8. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Hor, Mount
  9. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Hor
  11. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Hor
  12. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  13. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Hor, Mount
  14. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Hor, Mount
  15. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  16. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  17. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Num 34:7

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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

Almog, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Sami Bado


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.