Places in the Bible Today:

Timnah 1

Data

Translated NamesThimnathah, Timnah, Timnath, Timnite
Typesettlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

2 Possible Identifications

  1. Tel Batash (modern): 85% confidence
    1. ruins at Tel BatashTel Batash

  2. Horbat Timna (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Horbat TimnaHorbat Timna

Verses (9)

Josh-Ruth (8)
Josh 15:10, 19:43
Judg 14:1, 14:2, 14:5, 14:7, 14:8, 15:6
1Sam-Esth (1)
2Chr 28:18

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Biblemapper.com941
Logos FactbookTimnah (of the North)
OpenBible.info (2007)Timnah 1
OpenBible.infoa21f909 (Timnah 1)
TIPNRTimnah@Gen.38.12
UBS Names Databaseot ID_3062
WikidataQ2916736

Sources

  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 442
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Timnah (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Timnah
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Timnah
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Timnah
  6. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 152
  7. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  8. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Timnah
  9. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  10. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 15:10; Judg 14:1 note 1
  11. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Timnah
  12. Hamilton, Genesis (1995): 38:12
  13. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Timnah
  14. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Timnah
  15. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  16. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 10
  17. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  18. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 85
  19. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Timnah
  20. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Gen 38:13; Josh 19:40-48; Judg 14:1
  21. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 166
  22. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Timnah
  23. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Timnah
  24. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  25. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  26. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016): Timnah
  27. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Timna
  28. Wenham, Genesis (1987, 1994): 38:12
  29. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Timnah
  30. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:9-11; 15:9-11 note 27
  31. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Timnah
  32. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  33. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  34. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 15:5; Judg 1:41
  35. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 84

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, Tel Batash), 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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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.