Places in the Bible Today:

Dumah 1


Translated NameDumah
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Deir ed Domeh (modern): 70% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Deir ed DomehDeir ed Domeh

  2. another name for Adoraim (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of DuraDura

Verses (1)

Josh 15:52

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookDumah (of Judah) (2007)Dumah 1
OpenBible.infoa75d2ab (Dumah 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_804
WikipediaList of minor biblical places#Rumah (anchor)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 433
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Dumah (place)
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Dumah
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Dorsey, Roads and Highways of Ancient Israel (1991): N1
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Dumah (place)
  7. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  8. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 15:52
  9. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Dumah
  10. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Dumah
  11. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  12. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 11
  13. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  14. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Dumah
  15. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 15:48-60
  16. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 245
  17. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Dumah
  18. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Dumah
  19. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Dumah
  20. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  21. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Dumah
  22. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Dumah (Place)
  23. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Duma
  24. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Dumah
  25. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:52
  26. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Dumah
  27. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  28. 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, Deir ed Domeh), 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. 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.