Places in the Bible Today:

Aijalon 2

Data

Translated NameAijalon
Typesettlement
Notesin Zebulun
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

3 Possible Identifications

  1. Tel el Butmeh (modern): 15% confidence
    1. panorama looking northeast of a region including Tel el Butmeh, which just visible on the left by the closest bend in the roadTel el Butmeh

  2. within 10 km of Rimmon 3 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. cityscape of Rumanawithin 10 km of Rumana

    2. ruins at Horbat Rumahwithin 10 km of Horbat Rumah

    3. panorama of Qarn Hattinwithin 10 km of Qarn Hattin

    4. ruins at Tel Hanatonwithin 10 km of Tel Hanaton

  3. Khirbet el Lon (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at Khirbet el LonKhirbet el Lon

Verses (1)

Judg 12:12

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookAijalon (in Zebulun)
OpenBible.info (2007)Aijalon
OpenBible.infoa2e7975 (Aijalon 2)
TIPNRAijalon@Jos.10.12
UBS Names Databaseot ID_193

Sources

  1. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Aijalon
  2. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Aijalon
  3. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  4. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Aijalon, Ajalon
  5. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Aijalon

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, 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

Infamous000, Almog, דותן דני, Zeromancer44, Bukvoed, Hoshvilim

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.