Places in the Bible Today:

The Lord Will Provide


Translated NamesJehovah-jireh, Mount, The-Lord-Will-Provide, The Lord provides, The Lord Will Provide, The Lord will provide, Yahweh-Yireh, Yahweh will provide
Typeshill, settlement, or tree
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

3 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Mount Moriah (ancient): 45% confidence
    1. Dome of the Rock on Mount MoriahMount Moriah

  2. another name for Moreh 1 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. aerial panorama of Tell Balatahwithin 1 km of Tell Balatah

    2. aerial panorama of Tell Balatahwithin 200 m of Tell Balatah

    3. aerial panorama of Tell Balatahin Tell Balatah

  3. another name for Mamre (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Ramat el KhalilRamat el Khalil

    2. monastery at Ain SebtaAin Sebta

    3. satellite view of the region around Khirbet NimrehKhirbet Nimreh

Verses (1)

Gen 22:14

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookJehovah-Jireh (Deity)
OpenBible.infoa559399 (The Lord Will Provide)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Moriah (place)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Moriah
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Moriah
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Moriah
  5. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Moriah
  6. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Moriah
  7. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Moriah
  8. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Moriah
  9. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009): Moriah
  10. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Moriah
  11. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Moriah
  12. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Moriah
  13. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010): Moriah
  14. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Moriah

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, another name for Mount Moriah), 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

Godot13, יאיר דב, Yywilk, Copper Kettle, 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.