Places in the Bible Today:

Migron 1


Translated NameMigron
Typesregion, river, or settlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

7 Possible Identifications

  1. Tell Maryam (modern): 25% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell MaryamTell Maryam

  2. Nahal Mikhmash (modern): 20% confidence
    1. panorama of Nahal MikhmashNahal Mikhmash

  3. not a proper name (threshing floor): 15% confidence
  4. about 2 km around Mukhmas (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of Mukhmasabout 2 km around Mukhmas

  5. Tell el Askar (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Tell el AskarTell el Askar

  6. Khirbet el Qubba (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet el QubbaKhirbet el Qubba

  7. Makrun (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. recent ruins at MakrunMakrun

Verses (1)

1Sam 14:2

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookMigron (2007)Migron
OpenBible.infoa4335ba (Migron 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1684
WikipediaList of minor biblical places#Migron (anchor)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Migron (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Migron
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Migron
  4. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 178
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Migron
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Migron
  7. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Migron
  8. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  9. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Migron
  10. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 1Sam 14:2
  11. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Migron
  12. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  13. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  14. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985): page 163
  15. Sacred Bridge (2014): page 146
  16. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Migron
  17. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Migron
  18. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Migron
  19. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  20. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): 1Sam 14:2

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

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Bukvoed, יעקב, Mujaddara, 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.