Places in the Bible Today:

Janoah 2


Translated NameJanoah
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7 Possible Identifications

  1. Yanouh (modern): 35% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around YanouhYanouh

  2. Yanuh (modern): 25% confidence
    1. cityscape of YanuhYanuh

  3. Khirbet Niha (modern): 15% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet NihaKhirbet Niha

  4. Givat ha Shoqet (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Givat ha ShoqetGivat ha Shoqet

  5. Khirbet Yanun (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet YanunKhirbet Yanun

  6. Tel Na’ama (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. buildings at Tel Na’amaTel Na’ama

  7. another name for Janua (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. aerial panorama of YamunYamun

    2. cityscape of AninAnin

Verses (1)

2Kgs 15:29

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookJanoah (of Galilee) (2007)Janoah 2
OpenBible.infoa4f2291 (Janoah 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1377


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 437
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Janoah (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Janoah
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Janoah
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Janoah
  7. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  8. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  9. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Janoah
  10. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Janohah
  11. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Janoah
  12. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  13. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Janoah
  14. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Janoah
  15. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Yanoah
  16. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  17. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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, יעקב, Danny Gershoni, Tamir Bejerano, Oyoyoy


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.