Places in the Bible Today:

Armageddon

Data

Translated NamesArmageddon, Har-Magedon, Harmagedon
Typesmountain, river, settlement, or valley
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

7 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Megiddo (ancient): 60% confidence
    1. ruins at Tel MegiddoTel Megiddo

  2. not a proper name (symbolic): 25% confidence
  3. another name for Mount Carmel (ancient): 15% confidence
    1. panorama of Mount CarmelMount Carmel

  4. another name for the Valley of Jezreel (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of the Jezreel ValleyJezreel Valley

  5. another name for Jerusalem (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. aerial cityscape of JerusalemJerusalem

  6. another name for the Euphrates (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of the Euphrates RiverEuphrates River

  7. another name for the Valley of Jehoshaphat (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. trees in the Valley of JehoshaphatValley of Jehoshaphat

Verses (1)

Rev 16:16

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookArmageddon
OpenBible.info (2007)Armageddon
OpenBible.infoa105543 (Armageddon)
TIPNRMegiddo@Jos.12.21
UBS Names Databasent ID_144

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Armageddon (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Armageddon
  3. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 151
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Armageddon
  5. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Armageddon
  6. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Megiddo
  7. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 192
  8. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Armageddon
  9. IVP New Testament Bible Background Commentary (1993): Rev 16:16
  10. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Armageddon
  11. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Armageddon
  12. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Armageddon
  13. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  14. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  15. Revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary (2012): Rev 16:16
  16. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Armageddon
  17. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Armageddon
  18. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  19. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  20. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Rev 16:16
  21. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 381

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (conneceted 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 Megiddo), 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

Liorca, Chadner, שלומי מישלי, Godot13, Ferrus, Abraham

About

This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. 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.