Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameManahath
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. El Malha (modern): 55% confidence
    1. building at El MalhaEl Malha

  2. Khirbet Mehna (modern): 25% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet MehnaKhirbet Mehna

Verses (1)

1Chr 8:6

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookManahath (city) (2007)Manahath
OpenBible.infoa6e2c95 (Manahath)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1794


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 439
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Manahath (place)
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Manocho
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Dorsey, Roads and Highways of Ancient Israel (1991): J9
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Manahath (place)
  7. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Manocho
  8. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  9. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Manahath
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Manahath
  11. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 277
  12. New Bible Dictionary (1996)
  13. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  14. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Manahath
  15. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Manahath
  16. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  17. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Manahath (place)

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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Dr. Avishai Teicher, 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.