Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesChephar-ammoni, Chephar-haammonai, Chephar Haammoni, Kephar-ammoni, Kephar Ammoni
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5 Possible Identifications

  1. Khirbet Kafr Ana (modern): 25% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Kafr AnaKhirbet Kafr Ana

  2. not a place (people group): less than 10% confidence
  3. El Muneitrah (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of El MuneitrahEl Muneitrah

  4. Khirbet Bir Zeit (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Bir ZeitKhirbet Bir Zeit

  5. Yabrud (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of YabrudYabrud

Verses (1)

Josh 18:24

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookChephar-ammoni (2007)Chephar-ammoni
OpenBible.infoa2cb16b (Chephar-ammoni)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1591
WikipediaCities in the Book of Joshua (nonunique url)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Chephar-ammoni (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Kephar Ammoni
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Chephar-ammoni
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Chephar-Ammoni
  5. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 18
  6. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Chephar-ammoni
  7. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 329
  8. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Chephar-ammoni
  9. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Chephar-haammonai

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.

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Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, יעקב, יעקב


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.