Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameEglon
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. Tell Eton (modern): 60% confidence
    1. artifact from Tell EtonTell Eton

  2. Tel Hasi (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Tel HasiTel Hasi

  3. Tell Beit Mirsim (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. artifact from Tell Beit MirsimTell Beit Mirsim

  4. Tel Nagila (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. aerial panorama of Tel NagilaTel Nagila

Verses (8)

Josh 10:3, 10:5, 10:23, 10:34, 10:36, 10:37, 12:12, 15:39

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookEglon (village) (2007)Eglon
OpenBible.infoa244d8f (Eglon)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2116


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 434
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Eglon (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Eglon
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Eglon
  5. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 139
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Eglon
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 10:3
  10. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Eglon; Tell ’Aitun
  11. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Eglon
  12. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  13. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 11
  14. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  15. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 131
  16. Howard, Joshua (1998): 12:9-24 Excursus: Identifying Geographical Entities
  17. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Eglon
  18. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006): Eglon
  19. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 15:33-47
  20. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Eglon, Amorite City
  21. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 199
  22. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 6
  23. New Bible Atlas (1985): Eglon
  24. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Eglon
  25. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  26. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  27. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Eglon
  28. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985): page 85
  29. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016): page 40
  30. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Eglon (Place)
  31. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Eglon
  32. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Eglon
  33. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 10:3-5
  34. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Eglon
  35. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  36. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  37. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 401

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, Tell Eton), 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

Hanay, boslior, Hanay, Amos Meron


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.