Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesBrook Kishon, Kishon, Kishon River, Kishon Valley, Kison, River Kishon, Wadi Kishon
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Kishon River (modern): 85% confidence
    1. closeup of the Kishon RiverKishon River

  2. Nahal Tabor (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Nahal TaborNahal Tabor

Verses (5)

Josh-Ruth (3)
Judg 4:7, 4:13, 5:21
1Sam-Esth (1)
1Kgs 18:40
Job-Mal (1)
Ps 83:9

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookKishon (2007)Kishon
OpenBible.infoa5a6458 (Kishon)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2605


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Kishon (place)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Kishon
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Kishon
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Kishon, river
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Kishon
  7. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Kishon
  8. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Kishon
  9. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Kishon, Wadi
  10. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  11. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 151
  12. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Kishon
  13. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Judg 5:21; Judg 5:21; 1Kgs 18:40
  14. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Kishon
  15. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Kishon
  16. New Bible Atlas (1985): page 33
  17. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Kishon
  18. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  19. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  20. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  21. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Kishon
  22. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Nahal Qison
  23. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Kishon
  24. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Kishon
  25. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  26. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  27. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Judg 4:7; 1Kgs 18:40

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, Kishon River), 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

קודקוד צהוב, Agooodperson


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.