Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesTimnah-heres, Timnath-heres, Timnath-Serah, Timnath-serah, Timnath Heres, Timnath Serah
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1 Identification

  1. Khirbet Tibnah (modern): 85% confidence
    1. panorama of Khirbet TibnahKhirbet Tibnah

Verses (3)

  1. Josh 19:50, 24:30
  2. Judg 2:9

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookTimnath-Heres (2007)Timnath-heres, Timnath-serah
OpenBible.infoa6e6528 (Timnath-heres)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_3066


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 442
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Timnath-heres (place)
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Timnath-serah
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Timnath-Heres
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 19:50; Josh 24:30
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Timnath-serah
  9. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Timnath-serah
  10. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  11. Hess, Joshua (1996): 19:49-51
  12. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  13. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 147
  14. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Timnath-Serah
  15. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 19:50
  16. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 7
  17. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Timnath Serah
  18. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Timnath-heres, Timnath-serah
  19. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  20. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  21. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  22. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Timnat Heres
  23. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Timnah-serah
  24. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 19:50
  25. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Timnath-serah
  26. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  27. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  28. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Judg 2:9

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.