Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameNahor
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Nahuru (ancient): 55% confidence
    1. beehive houses at Harranwithin 170 km of Harran

  2. not a place (person): 20% confidence
  3. another name for Haran (ancient): 15% confidence
    1. beehive houses at HarranHarran

Verses (1)

Gen 24:10

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookNahor (Place)
OpenBible.infoaff43ac (Nahor)
WikipediaNahor, son of Terah (partial)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Nahor (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Nahor
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Nahor
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Nahor (place)
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Nahor (City of)
  6. Hamilton, Genesis (1995): 24:10-11
  7. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Nahor
  8. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Nahor
  9. Kidner, Genesis (1967): 24:10
  10. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Nahor
  11. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009): Nahor
  12. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Nahor
  13. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Nahor (Place)
  14. Waltke and Fredricks, Genesis (2001): 24:10
  15. Wenham, Genesis (1987, 1994): 24:10
  16. Williams, Genesis (2000): 24:1-49
  17. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Nahor
  18. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010): Nahor, town of
  19. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Nahor

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 (in this case, another name for Nahuru), 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. 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.