Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameAmad
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. within 10 km of Mount Carmel (ancient): 60% confidence
    1. panorama of Mount Carmelwithin 10 km of Mount Carmel

  2. Umm al Amad (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. church at Umm al AmadUmm al Amad

Verses (1)

Josh 19:26

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookAmad (2007)Amad
OpenBible.infoa2f1fa1 (Amad)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2268
WikipediaAmad (biblical place) (redirect)


  1. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Amad
  2. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Amad
  3. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Amad
  4. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Amad
  5. Wikipedia

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, within 10 km of Mount Carmel), 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

Chadner, Yehudit Garinkol


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.