Places in the Bible Today:

Valley of Hamon-gog


Translated NamesHamon-gog, Hordes of Gog Valley, The valley of Hamon-gog, Travelers’ Valley, Valley of Gog’s Hordes, Valley of Hamon-Gog, Valley of Hamon-gog, Valley of Hamon Gog, valley of Hamon Gog, Valley of the Travelers
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5 Possible Identifications

  1. in Abarim (ancient): 25% confidence
    1. panorama looking east at mountains of Abarimin Abarim

  2. not a specific place (symbolic): 20% confidence
  3. in the Transjordan (modern): 15% confidence
    1. panorama of hills in the Transjordanin the Transjordan

  4. another name for the Valley of Jezreel (ancient): 15% confidence
    1. panorama of the Jezreel ValleyJezreel Valley

  5. Hinnom Valley (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of the Hinnom ValleyHinnom Valley

Verses (2)

Ezek 39:11, 39:15

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookValley of Hamon-gog (2007)Valley of Hamon-gog, Valley of the Travelers
OpenBible.infoa2109c3 (Valley of Hamon-gog)
TIPNRHamon-gog_Valley@Ezk.39.11, Travelers_Valley@Ezk.39.11


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Hamon-gog (place)
  2. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Travelers, Valley of the
  3. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Ezek 39:11-16
  4. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Hamon-Gog
  5. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009): Hamon-Gog
  6. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Hamon-gog
  7. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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, 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

Guillaume Baviere, Malkawi99, שלומי מישלי, Dror Feitelson


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.

The isobands you see on the map (gray areas with dark borders) attempt to give you confidence where a region is. Because many ancient regions aren't precisely defined, I consulted atlases to determine where the biblical region is located and used that data to build the isobands. The smaller isobands reflect more confidence that the given isoband is in the region, while the larger isobands reflect less confidence. Isobands are a kind of contour line that here indicate confidence levels.