Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameMadmen
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. Dimnah (modern): 35% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around DimnahDimnah

  2. Haraziya (modern): 15% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around HaraziyaHaraziya

  3. another name for Dibon 3 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Tall DhibanTall Dhiban

    2. satellite view of the region around DimnahDimnah

    3. satellite view of the region around HaraziyaHaraziya

Verses (1)

Jer 48:2

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookDibon (north of the Arnon River)
OpenBible.infoa73a74f (Madmen)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1690


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 439
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Madmen (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Madmen
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Madmen
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Dimon; Madmen
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Madmen
  8. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  9. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 282
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Madmen
  11. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Madmen
  12. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  13. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  14. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  15. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Madmen
  16. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Madmen
  17. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Madmen
  18. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Madmen
  19. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Madmen
  20. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  21. 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, 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

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Bashar Tabbah


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.