Places in the Bible Today:

Timnah 3

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Translated NamesTimnah, Timnath
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Timnah 2 (ancient): 35% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Tel Mainwithin 15 km of Tel Main

    2. ruins at Khirbet et TabbanehKhirbet et Tabbaneh

    3. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Umm LasafaKhirbet Umm Lasafa

    4. satellite view of the region around Rujm al HamriRujm al Hamri

    5. panorama of Tell TuwaniTell Tuwani

    6. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Abu ShabanKhirbet Abu Shaban

    7. satellite view of the region around Horbat TimnaHorbat Timna

    8. ruins at Tel BatashTel Batash

  2. another name for Timnah 1 (ancient): 30% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Tel BatashTel Batash

    2. satellite view of the region around Horbat TimnaHorbat Timna

  3. Khirbet et Tabbaneh (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at Khirbet et TabbanehKhirbet et Tabbaneh

Verses (3)

Gen 38:12, 38:13, 38:14

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookTimnah (of Canaan)
OpenBible.info (2007)Timnah 1
OpenBible.infoa17c178 (Timnah 3)
TIPNRTimnah@Gen.38.12
UBS Names Databaseot ID_3062

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Timnah (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Timnah
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Timnah
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Timnah
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Timnah
  6. Hamilton, Genesis (1995): 38:12
  7. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Timnah
  8. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  9. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Timnah
  10. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Timnah of Canaan
  11. Matthews, Genesis (1996, 2005): 38:12
  12. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Timnah
  13. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Timnah
  14. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  15. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  16. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Timnah (Place)
  17. Waltke and Fredricks, Genesis (2001): 38:12
  18. Wenham, Genesis (1987, 1994): 38:12
  19. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:57
  20. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Timnah
  21. 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, 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.

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Thumbnail Image Credits

Bukvoed, Davidbena, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Daniel Ventura, Bukvoed

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.