Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesBeth-haggan, Beth-Haggen, Beth Haggan
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Tell Jenin (modern): 80% confidence
    1. cityscape of JeninTell Jenin

  2. another name for En-gannim 2 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. building at Khirbet Beit JannKhirbet Beit Jann

    2. satellite view of the region around Khirbet ed DirKhirbet ed Dir

    3. cityscape of JeninTell Jenin

    4. satellite view of the region around HaditaHadita

    5. satellite view of the region around OlamOlam

    6. satellite view of the region around Khirbet AnimKhirbet Anim

Verses (1)

2Kgs 9:27

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBeth-Haggan (2007)Beth-haggan
OpenBible.infoaaa2f54 (Beth-haggan)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 432
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Beth-haggan (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Beth Haggan
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): En-gannim
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Dorsey, Roads and Highways of Ancient Israel (1991): Map 8: page 142
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Beth-Haggan
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Beth-haggan
  9. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  10. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Beth-haggan
  11. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 191
  12. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Beth-Haggan
  13. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 2Kgs 9:27
  14. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Beth-haggan
  15. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 5
  16. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  17. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  18. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Beth-haggan
  19. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985): page 156
  20. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Beth-haggan
  21. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  22. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  23. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): 2Kgs 9:27

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, Tell Jenin), 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

Qasrawi 2000, Amiesh, 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.