Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameAdoraim
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1 Identification

  1. Dura (modern): 85% confidence
    1. cityscape of DuraDura

Verses (1)

2Chr 11:9

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookAdoraim (2007)Adoraim
OpenBible.infoae16cf5 (Adoraim)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_66


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 429
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Adoraim (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Adoraim; Adora
  4. Baker Encyclopedia of Bible Places (1995)
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Adoraim
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Adoraim
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Adoraim
  10. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Adoraim
  11. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Adoraim
  12. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  13. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  14. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Adoraim
  15. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 2Chr 11:5-12
  16. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Adoraim
  17. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 150
  18. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Adoraim
  19. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Adoraim
  20. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  21. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  22. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  23. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Adoraim
  24. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Adoraim
  25. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Adora
  26. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Adoraim
  27. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Adoraim
  28. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  29. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification 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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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.