Places in the Bible Today:

Mahaneh-dan 2


Translated NamesCamp of Dan, Mahaneh-dan, Mahaneh Dan
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Mahaneh-dan 1 (ancient): 45% confidence
    1. road in the region between Eshtaol and Zorahin the region between Eshtaol and Zorah

  2. within 10 km of Kiriath-jearim (ancient): 25% confidence
    1. church at Deir el Azarwithin 10 km of Deir el Azar

  3. Neve Ilan (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of Neve IlanNeve Ilan

  4. not a proper name (camp of Dan): less than 10% confidence

Verses (1)

Judg 18:12

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookMahaneh-Dan (2007)Mahaneh-dan
OpenBible.infoa67325d (Mahaneh-dan 2)
WikipediaMahanehdan (partial,redirect)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Mahaneh-dan (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Mahaneh Dan
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Mahaneh-dan
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Mahaneh-Dan
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Mahaneh-dan
  7. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Mahaneh-dan
  8. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  9. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Judg 18:12
  10. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Mahaneh-dan
  11. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Dan, Camp of
  12. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Mahaneh-dan
  13. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  14. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  15. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Mahaneh-dan
  16. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985): page 168
  17. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016): page 62
  18. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Mahaneh-dan
  19. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Mahaneh-dan
  20. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Mahaneh-dan
  21. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  22. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  23. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Judg 13:25

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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

Idobi, Bahnfrend, Dr. Avishai Teicher


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.