Places in the Bible Today:

Gath-rimmon 1


Translated NamesGath-rimmon, Gath-Rimmon, Gath Rimmon
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. Tel Gerisa (modern): 35% confidence
    1. panorama of Tel GerisaTel Gerisa

  2. Tel Zeton (modern): 20% confidence
    1. panorama of Tel ZetonTel Zeton

  3. Ras Abu Hamid (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Ras Abu HamidRas Abu Hamid

Verses (3)

Josh-Ruth (2)
Josh 19:45, 21:24
1Sam-Esth (1)
1Chr 6:69

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookGath-rimmon (2007)Gath-rimmon 1
OpenBible.infoa046c70 (Gath-rimmon 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_776


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 434
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Gath-rimmon (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Gath-rimmon
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Gath Rimmon
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Gath-rimmon
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Gath-Rimmon
  7. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  8. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  9. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 24
  10. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  11. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Gath-Rimmon
  12. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 21:24
  13. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): pages 152, 153
  14. New Bible Atlas (1985): Gath-rimmon
  15. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  16. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Gath-rimmon
  17. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Gath-rimmon
  18. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Gath-rimmon
  19. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 19:45
  20. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Gath-rimmon
  21. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  22. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  23. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 21:20-26

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

Ori~, Dr. Avishai Teicher, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019


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.