Places in the Bible Today:

Mount Mizar


Translated NamesHill Mizar, Mizar, mountain of Mizar, Mount Mizar
Typeshill, mountain, settlement, or wadi
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

8 Possible Identifications

  1. within 30 km of Mount Hermon (ancient): 35% confidence
    1. panorama of Mount Hermonwithin 30 km of Mount Hermon

  2. another name for Mount Hermon (ancient): 15% confidence
    1. panorama of Mount HermonMount Hermon

  3. not a proper name (small mountain or symbolic): less than 10% confidence
  4. another name for Mount Zion (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of Mount ZionMount Zion

  5. within 5 km of Za’ura (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Za’urawithin 5 km of Za’ura

  6. Wadi Za’arah (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. waterfall along Wadi Za’arahWadi Za’arah

  7. another name for Dan (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. gate at Tel DanTel Dan

  8. Khirbet Mezara (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of mountains including Khirbet Mezara in the cloud shadow at centerKhirbet Mezara

Verses (1)

Ps 42:6

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookMount Mizar (2007)Mount Mizar
OpenBible.infoa597123 (Mount Mizar)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Mizar (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Mizar
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Mizar
  4. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Mizar
  5. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  6. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Mizar, Mount
  7. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Ps 42:6
  8. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Mizar
  9. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Mizar
  10. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  11. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Mizar
  12. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Mizar
  13. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Mizar, Hill
  14. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Mizar
  15. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  16. 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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Almog, Eman, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Shayshal2, Lajoya02, Kyle Taylor


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.