Places in the Bible Today:

Migdol 3

Data

Translated NameMigdol
Typesettlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

3 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Migdol 2 (ancient): 75% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell el HerrTell el Herr

    2. satellite view of the region around Tell QeduaTell Qedua

    3. satellite view of the region around Tell AhmarTell Ahmar

    4. satellite view of the region around Jebel Abu HasaJebel Abu Hasa

    5. panorama of Tell el Maskhutawithin 10 km of Tell el Maskhuta

    6. satellite view of the region around T-211T-211

    7. satellite view of the region around Tell el BorgTell el Borg

  2. another name for Magdolum (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell el HerrTell el Herr

  3. Tell el Herr (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell el HerrTell el Herr

Verses (2)

Ezek 29:10, 30:6

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookMigdol
OpenBible.info (2007)Migdol
OpenBible.infoa15973c (Migdol 3)
TIPNRMigdol@Exo.14.2
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1675
WikipediaMigdol (partial)

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Migdol (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Migdol
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Migdol
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Migdol
  5. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Ezek 29:8-16
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Migdol
  7. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  8. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Migdol
  9. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Migdol
  10. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Migdol
  11. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  12. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  13. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Migdol
  14. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Migdol
  15. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Migdol
  16. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  17. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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 Migdol 2), 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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Thumbnail Image Credits

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Matson Collection

About

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.