Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameAnab
Notesseveral sources mention "Khirbet Anab," but it’s unclear which site they mean; I tagged them as Khirbet Anab al Kabir, which is consistent with Grollenberg
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Khirbet Anab es Seghireh (modern): 80% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Anab es SeghirehKhirbet Anab es Seghireh

  2. Khirbet Anab al Kabir (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Anab al KabirKhirbet Anab al Kabir

Verses (2)

Josh 11:21, 15:50

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookAnab (2007)Anab
OpenBible.infoa234727 (Anab)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2278


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 430
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Anab (place)
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Anab
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Anab
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 11:21
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): page 60
  9. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Anab
  10. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  11. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 11
  12. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  13. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Anab
  14. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 11:21
  15. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 234
  16. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  17. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Anab
  18. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  19. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Anab
  20. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Anab
  21. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Anab
  22. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Anab
  23. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:50
  24. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Anab
  25. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  26. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  27. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 11:21-22

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, Khirbet Anab es Seghireh), 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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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.