Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameMadmannah
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. Khirbet Tatrit (modern): 55% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet TatritKhirbet Tatrit

  2. Khirbet Umm ed Demineh (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Umm ed DeminehKhirbet Umm ed Demineh

  3. Minieh (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around MiniehMinieh

Verses (2)

Josh-Ruth (1)
Josh 15:31
1Sam-Esth (1)
1Chr 2:49

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookMadmannah (town) (2007)Madmannah
OpenBible.infoa8661e2 (Madmannah)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1691
WikipediaMadmannah (redirect)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 439
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Madmannah (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Madmannah
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Madmannah
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Madmannah
  7. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  8. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 15:31
  9. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Madmannah
  10. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  11. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 11
  12. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  13. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Madmannah
  14. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 15:21-32
  15. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 104
  16. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Madmannah
  17. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  18. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Madmannah
  19. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  20. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Madmanna
  21. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Madmannah
  22. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:31
  23. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  24. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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 (in this case, Khirbet Tatrit), 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. 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.