Places in the Bible Today:

Aijalon 1


Translated NamesAijalon, Ajalon
Notesin Dan
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. Yalo (modern): 70% confidence
    1. panorama of YaloYalo

  2. Tell el Kokah (modern): 20% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell el KokahTell el Kokah

  3. Khirbet Haiyan (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet HaiyanKhirbet Haiyan

Verses (8)

Josh-Ruth (3)
Josh 19:42, 21:24
Judg 1:35
1Sam-Esth (5)
1Sam 14:31
1Chr 6:69, 8:13
2Chr 11:10, 28:18

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookAijalon (in Dan) (2007)Aijalon
OpenBible.infoa1c600b (Aijalon 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_193
WikipediaAyalon Valley (partial)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 430
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Aijalon (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Aijalon
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Aijalon
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Aijalon
  7. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  8. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 19:42
  9. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Aijalon
  10. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Aijalon
  11. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Aijalon
  12. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  13. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 24
  14. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  15. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Aijalon
  16. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 19:40-48
  17. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 146
  18. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Aijalon
  19. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Aijalon, Ajalon
  20. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  21. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Aijalon
  22. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  23. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Aijalon
  24. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Aijalon
  25. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Aialon
  26. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Aijalon
  27. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 19:42
  28. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Ajalon
  29. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  30. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  31. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): 1Sam 14:31; Judg 1:35; 1Sam 14:31

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, Yalo), 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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

Aaadir, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019


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.