Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameKenath
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

2 Possible Identifications

  1. Qanawat (modern): 80% confidence
    1. panorama of ruins at QanawatQanawat

  2. Krak Canatha (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Krak CanathaKrak Canatha

Verses (2)

Gen-Deut (1)
Num 32:42
1Sam-Esth (1)
1Chr 2:23

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookKenath (2007)Kenath
OpenBible.infoa4f650b (Kenath)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2620


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 438
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Kenath (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Kenath
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Kenath
  5. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 215
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Kenath
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Kenath
  10. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Kenath
  11. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  12. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  13. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Kenath
  14. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Kenath
  15. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Kenath
  16. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Kenath
  17. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Kenath
  18. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Qenat
  19. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Kenath
  20. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Kenath
  21. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  22. 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 (in this case, Qanawat), 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

Gianfranco Gazzetti, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019


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.