Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesGomorrah, Gomorrha
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
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6 Possible Identifications

  1. in the Valley of Siddim (ancient): 45% confidence
    1. panorama of hills in the region south of the Lisanin the region south of the Lisan

  2. Numeira (modern): 15% confidence
    1. ruins at NumeiraNumeira

  3. in the region north of the Dead Sea (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of a region north of the Dead Seain the region north of the Dead Sea

  4. Tall Iktanu (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tall IktanuTall Iktanu

  5. Tall Kafrayn (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tall KafraynTall Kafrayn

  6. Bab edh Dhra (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at Bab edh DhraBab edh Dhra

Verses (24)

Gen-Deut (11)
Gen 10:19, 13:10, 14:2, 14:8, 14:10, 14:11, 18:20, 19:24, 19:28
Deut 29:23, 32:32
Job-Mal (8)
Isa 1:9, 1:10, 13:19
Jer 23:14, 49:18, 50:40
Amos 4:11
Zeph 2:9
Matt-John (2)
Matt 10:15
Mark 6:11
Acts-Rev (3)
Rom 9:29
2Pet 2:6
Jude 7

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookGomorrah (2007)Gomorrah
OpenBible.infoaa572e2 (Gomorrah)
UBS Names Databasent ID_269, ot ID_2271
WikipediaSodom and Gomorrah (partial)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Sodom and Gomorrah (places)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Sodom and Gomorrah
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Cities of the Plain
  4. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 204
  5. Cornerstone Biblical Commentary (2008-2012): Gen 14:1-16
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Sodom
  7. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  8. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Deut 29:22-24
  9. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Pentapolis
  10. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Gomorrah
  11. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011)
  12. Hartley, Genesis (2000): 10:6-20
  13. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  14. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): pages 183, 282
  15. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Gomorrah
  16. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006): page 25
  17. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Gen 13:10
  18. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Gomorrah
  19. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Gomorrah
  20. New Bible Atlas (1985): page 28
  21. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Admah
  22. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009): Zeboiim
  23. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  24. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  25. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Gomorrah
  26. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016): page 22
  27. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Gomorrah
  28. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Gomorrah
  29. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  30. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  31. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Gen 13:10
  32. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 52

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, in the Valley of Siddim), 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

Adeeb Atwan, MyOlmec, Вячеслав Ребров, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Ana al’ain


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.