Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameGimzo
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Jimzu (modern): 85% confidence
    1. panorama from JimzuJimzu

  2. Tel Hasi (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Tel HasiTel Hasi

Verses (1)

2Chr 28:18

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookGimzo (2007)Gimzo
OpenBible.infoa5dd9e3 (Gimzo)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_743
WikidataQ2613825 (modern)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 435
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Gimzo (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Gimzo
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Gimzo
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Gimzo
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Gimzo
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Gimzo
  10. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  11. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  12. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Gimzo
  13. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 144
  14. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Gimzo
  15. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  16. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Gimzo
  17. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Gimzo
  18. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Gimzo
  19. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Gimzo
  20. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Gimzo
  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, Jimzu), 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

IsraelHikingMap, boslior


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.