Places in the Bible Today:

Mount Hor 1


Translated NamesHor, Mount Hor
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

5 Possible Identifications

  1. Har Zin (modern): 35% confidence
    1. panorama of Har ZinHar Zin

  2. Imaret el Khureisheh (modern): 15% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Imaret el KhureishehImaret el Khureisheh

  3. Jebel es Sabha (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Jebel es SabhaJebel es Sabha

  4. Jebel el Hamrah (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Jebel el HamrahJebel el Hamrah

  5. Jebel Nebi Harun (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Jebel Nebi HarunJebel Nebi Harun

Verses (10)

  1. Num 20:22, 20:23, 20:25, 20:27, 21:4, 33:37, 33:38, 33:39, 33:41
  2. Deut 32:50

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookMount Hor (of Edom) (2007)Mount Hor 1
OpenBible.infoad8027f (Mount Hor 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_887


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 436
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Hor (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Hor (Mount)
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Hor, Mount
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Hor, Mount
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Hor
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010): Mount Hor
  9. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Num 33:5-37
  10. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): page 44
  11. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Hor, Mount
  12. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  13. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 291
  14. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Hor
  15. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Num 20:22
  16. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 2
  17. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Hor, Mount
  18. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Hor
  19. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  20. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985): page 114
  21. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Hor, Mount
  22. Wenham, Numbers (1981): 33:37-49
  23. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Hor, Mount
  24. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  25. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  26. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Num 20:22; Num 33:1-56 Cycle 5
  27. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 68

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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

yandud , Hamal Photography, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Uri


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.