Places in the Bible Today:

Shaaraim 2


Translated NameShaaraim
Notesin Simeon
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1 Identification

  1. another name for Sharuhen (ancient): 65% confidence. It may be:
    1. artifact from Tall al AjjulTall al Ajjul

    2. panorama of Tel SharuhenTel Sharuhen

    3. panorama of Tel HarorTel Haror

    4. panorama of Tel HalifTel Halif

Verses (1)

1Chr 4:31

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier (2007)Shaaraim 2
OpenBible.infoa488856 (Shaaraim 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2956


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  4. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): 1Chr 4:31
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Shaaraim
  6. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011)
  7. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  8. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 106
  9. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Shaaraim
  10. New Bible Dictionary (1996)
  11. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  12. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  13. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Shaaraim
  14. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  15. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Shaaraim
  16. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification 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

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Hanay, The devious diesel, Aaadir, Danny Gershoni


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.