Places in the Bible Today:

Holon 2


Translated NameHolon
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. in Moab 1 (ancient): 65% confidence
    1. panorama of a wadi in Moab 1in Moab 1

  2. another name for Holon 1 (ancient): 35% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet AlinKhirbet Alin

    2. ruins at Khirbet BismKhirbet Bism

    3. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Umm el AmadKhirbet Umm el Amad

  3. Lahun (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at LahunLahun

  4. within 30 km of Jahaz (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet el Medeiyinehwithin 30 km of Khirbet el Medeiyineh

    2. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Libbwithin 30 km of Khirbet Libb

    3. satellite view of the region around Er Remeilwithin 30 km of Er Remeil

    4. ruins at Khirbet Iskanderwithin 30 km of Khirbet Iskander

    5. satellite view of the region around Aleiyanwithin 30 km of Aleiyan

    6. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Umm el Idhamwithin 30 km of Khirbet Umm el Idham

    7. ruins at Umm el Walidwithin 30 km of Umm el Walid

    8. satellite view of the region around Khirbet et Teimwithin 30 km of Khirbet et Teim

    9. satellite view of the region around Tall Jalulwithin 30 km of Tall Jalul

Verses (1)

Jer 48:21

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookHolon (2007)Holon 2
OpenBible.infoa2a444a (Holon 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_999
WikipediaList of minor biblical places#Holon (anchor)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Holon
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  5. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  6. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  7. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Jer 48:21-24
  8. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016)
  9. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 4
  10. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  11. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  12. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Holon
  13. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  14. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Holon
  15. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  16. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  17. 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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

Adeeb Atwan, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, hatul, Bashar Tabbah, Bashar Tabbah, Bashar Tabbah


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.