Places in the Bible Today:

Geruth Chimham


Translated NamesChimham, Geruth-kimham, Geruth Chimham, Geruth Kimham, habitation of Chimham, lodging place of Chimham
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1 Identification

  1. within 5 km of Bethlehem 1 (ancient): more than 95% confidence
    1. building at Bethlehemwithin 5 km of Bethlehem

Verses (1)

Jer 41:17

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookGeruth-Chimham (2007)Geruth Chimham
OpenBible.infoa1c28f1 (Geruth Chimham)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Geruth-chimham (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Geruth Chimham
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Geruth Chimham
  4. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Geruth Chimham
  5. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Geruth
  6. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Geruth Chimham
  7. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Jer 41:17
  8. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Geruth Kimham
  9. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Geruth-kimham
  10. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  11. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Geruth Kimham
  12. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Jer 41:17

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification 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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Berthold Werner


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.