Places in the Bible Today:

En-gannim 1


Translated NamesEn-gannim, En Gannim
Notesin Judah
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. Khirbet Umm Jina (modern): 30% confidence
    1. panorama looking west of a region including Khirbet Umm Jina, which is visible by the path going up the hill in the distanceKhirbet Umm Jina

  2. Beit Jimal (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. building at Beit JimalBeit Jimal

  3. Khirbet Umm edh Dhiyab (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Umm edh DhiyabKhirbet Umm edh Dhiyab

Verses (1)

Josh 15:34

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookEn-gannim (of Judah) (2007)En-gannim 1
OpenBible.infoabe5f95 (En-gannim 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2205
WikipediaList of minor biblical places#En-gannim (partial)


  1. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  2. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  3. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 11
  4. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  5. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  6. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): pages 174, 175
  7. New Bible Dictionary (1996)
  8. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  9. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  10. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): En-gannim
  11. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:34
  12. 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, 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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Ori~, User י.ש., 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.