Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameAbdon
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1 Identification

  1. Tel Avdon (modern): 85% confidence
    1. panorama of Tel AvdonTel Avdon

Verses (2)

Josh-Ruth (1)
Josh 21:30
1Sam-Esth (1)
1Chr 6:74

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookAbdon (village) (2007)Abdon
OpenBible.infoa72a1ff (Abdon)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2103
WikipediaAbdon (biblical place) (redirect)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 429
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Abdon (place)
  3. Baker Encyclopedia of Bible Places (1995)
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Abdon
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Abdon (place)
  7. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  8. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 19:28
  9. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Abdon
  10. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Abdon
  11. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  12. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 22
  13. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  14. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Abdon (Place)
  15. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 21:3-40
  16. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 3
  17. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Abdon
  18. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  19. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Abdon
  20. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  21. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Abdon
  22. Revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary (2012): Josh 19:24-31
  23. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Abdon (Place)
  24. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Abdon
  25. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Abdon
  26. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Abdon
  27. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  28. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  29. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 21:27-33

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification 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.

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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.