Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameShimron
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Tel Shimron (modern): 85% confidence
    1. ruins at Tel ShimronTel Shimron

  2. Maroun al Ras (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Maroun al RasMaroun al Ras

Verses (2)

Josh 11:1, 19:15

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookShimron (city) (2007)Shimron
OpenBible.infoa072bae (Shimron)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2931


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 442
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Shimron (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Shimron
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Shimron
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Shimron
  6. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 162
  7. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  8. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Shimron, Shimron-meron
  9. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  10. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 11:1
  11. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Shimron
  12. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Shimron
  13. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Shimron
  14. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  15. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 4
  16. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Shimrom, Shimron
  17. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 191
  18. Howard, Joshua (1998): 11:1 note 258
  19. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Shimron
  20. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006): Shimron
  21. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 11:1
  22. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 5
  23. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Shimron-meron
  24. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  25. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  26. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Shimron
  27. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Simron
  28. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 11:1 note 9
  29. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  30. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  31. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 11:1
  32. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 75

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, Tel Shimron), 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

Hanay, Own work


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.