Modern locations of places in the Bible:

Tell Ahmar


Also CalledTell es Semut, Tell es Sernut, Tell Habwe, Tell Semut
Latitude, Longitude30.883300, 32.383300
Point Precision1 km
Coordinates Sources
General Location Notes
  • Kent, Biblical Geography and History (1911) (page 194): “12 miles southwest of Pelusium
  • Gardiner, Ancient Military Road between Egypt and Palestine (1920) (page 107): “gives the name Tell Habwe instead of the Tell Semut spoken of by others--there is no more than a small heap of red brick, about 20 yards square, perhaps the remains of a medieval guardhouse”
  • Gardiner, Ancient Military Road between Egypt and Palestine (1920) (plate XII) places it about 10km along a line from Tell Abu Sefeh and Tell el Herr
  • Hoffmeier, Walls of the Ruler (2006) (page 10): “Tell Ahmar... Also called Tell Habwe. The application of the name Habwe to this site should not be confused with Tell Hebua located 7 miles north-northeast of Tell Abu Sefeh... Tell Ahmar is the name given to this small site by the SCA inspectors. It was briefly excavated in 1993/1994 before being destroyed by the As-salam irrigation canal project”
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Biblical places associated with Tell Ahmar

10-meter-per-pixel satellite Image

satellite view of the region around Tell Ahmar
Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019 (modified)