Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameKinah
Notesthe English Wikipedia article is both about the music and the place
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. Horbat Uza (modern): 30% confidence
    1. ruins at Horbat UzaHorbat Uza

  2. along Wadi el Qeini (modern): 25% confidence
    1. panorama of Wadi el Qeinialong Wadi el Qeini

  3. Horbat Tayyav (modern): 20% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Horbat TayyavHorbat Tayyav

  4. En Hazeva (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at En HazevaEn Hazeva

Verses (1)

Josh 15:22

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookKinah (2007)Kinah
OpenBible.infoae8f9cf (Kinah)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2595


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 438
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Kinah (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Kinah
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Kinah
  5. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  6. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  7. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 11
  8. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  9. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Kinah
  10. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 15:21-32
  11. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 120
  12. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  13. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Kinah
  14. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Kinah
  15. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Qina
  16. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Kinah
  17. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:22
  18. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Kinah
  19. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  20. 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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Lior Golgher, Lior Golgher, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Bukvoed


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.