Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameMillo
Typesfortification or settlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

3 Possible Identifications

  1. in Jerusalem (ancient): 75% confidence
    1. aerial cityscape of Jerusalemin Jerusalem

  2. Stepped Stone Structure (modern): 25% confidence
    1. ruins of the Stepped Stone StructureStepped Stone Structure

  3. another name for the City of David (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. tilt-shift cityscape of the City of DavidCity of David

Verses (6)

  1. 2Sam 5:9
  2. 1Kgs 9:15, 9:24, 11:27
  3. 1Chr 11:8
  4. 2Chr 32:5

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookMillo (2007)Millo
OpenBible.infoa734b66 (Millo)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Millo (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Millo
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): map 31
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Millo
  5. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): 1Kgs 9:15 note; 2Sam 5:9-10
  6. Gordon, I and II Samuel (1986): 2Sam 5:9
  7. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Millo (The)
  8. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Millo
  9. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Millo
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Millo
  11. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 2Sam 5:9
  12. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Millo
  13. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Millo
  14. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Millo
  15. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009): Millo
  16. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Millo
  17. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Millo
  18. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Millo
  19. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Millo
  20. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Millo
  21. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): 2Kgs 12:20

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, in Jerusalem), 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

Godot13, Ian Scott, Avraham Graicer


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.