Places in the Bible Today:

Harosheth-hagoyim

Data

Translated NamesHarosheth-ha-goiim, Harosheth-haggoyim, Harosheth-hagoyim, Harosheth Haggoyim, Harosheth Hagoyim, Harosheth of the Gentiles, Harosheth of the Nations
Typesregion or settlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

7 Possible Identifications

  1. not a proper name (may be a term for a wooded area): 30% confidence
  2. Tel Regev (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. closeup of Tel RegevTel Regev

  3. Ahwat (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at AhwatAhwat

  4. southern Jezreel Valley (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of a region in the southern Jezreel Valleysouthern Jezreel Valley

  5. plain between Taanach and Megiddo (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. aerial panorama looking southeast at part of the plain between Taanach and Megiddoplain between Taanach and Megiddo

  6. Khirbet el Harithiyeh (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape looking southeast including Khirbet el Harithiyeh, which is not visible by the large white building at the middle rightKhirbet el Harithiyeh

  7. Tell Amr (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Tell AmrTell Amr

Verses (3)

Judg 4:2, 4:13, 4:16

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookHarosheth-hagoyim
OpenBible.info (2007)Harosheth-hagoyim
OpenBible.infoa49c017 (Harosheth-hagoyim)
TIPNRHarosheth-hagoyim@Jdg.4.2
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1171
WikidataQ2920321

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Harosheth-hagoiim (place)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Harosheth of the Gentiles
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Harosheth Haggoyim
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Harosheth, Harosheth-ha-goiim
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Harosheth-Hagoiim
  7. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Judg 4:1-3
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Harosheth-ha-goiim
  9. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Harosheth-ha-goiim
  10. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  11. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 191
  12. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Harosheth-Ha-Goiim
  13. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Judg 4:2
  14. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Harosheth
  15. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  16. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  17. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  18. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Harosheth-hagoyim
  19. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Harosheth-hagoyim
  20. Wikipedia
  21. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Harosheth of the Gentiles
  22. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  23. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  24. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Judg 4:2
  25. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 82

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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Hanay, Bukvoed, Sonofliberty, Golf Bravo, ג’ון דודו, שועל

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.