Places in the Bible Today:

Migron 2


Translated NameMigron
Typesriver or settlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

3 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Migron 1 (ancient): 45% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell MaryamTell Maryam

    2. panorama of Nahal MikhmashNahal Mikhmash

    3. panorama of Tell el AskarTell el Askar

    4. cityscape of Mukhmasabout 2 km around Mukhmas

    5. satellite view of the region around Khirbet el QubbaKhirbet el Qubba

    6. recent ruins at MakrunMakrun

  2. in the region between Aiath and Michmash (modern): 15% confidence
    1. panorama of hills in the region between Aiath and Michmashin the region between Aiath and Michmash

  3. Tell el Askar (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Tell el AskarTell el Askar

Verses (1)

Isa 10:28

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookMigron (2007)Migron
OpenBible.infoade6a96 (Migron 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1684


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Migron (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Migron
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Migron
  4. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 188
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Migron
  6. Gordon, I and II Samuel (1986): 1Sam 14:2-3
  7. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Migron
  8. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Migron
  9. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Migron
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Migron
  11. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Isa 10:28-32
  12. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Migron
  13. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Migron
  14. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Migron
  15. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009): Migron
  16. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Migron
  17. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Migron
  18. Sacred Bridge (2014): pages 146, 235
  19. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Migron
  20. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Migron
  21. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010): Migron
  22. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Migron

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

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Bukvoed, Mujaddara, יעקב, יעקב, עדירל


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.