Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameAnaniah
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Bethany 1 (ancient): 60% confidence
    1. ruins at Al EizariyaAl Eizariya

  2. Al Eizariya (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at Al EizariyaAl Eizariya

  3. Beit Hanina (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of Beit HaninaBeit Hanina

Verses (1)

Neh 11:32

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookAnaniah (village) (2007)Ananiah
OpenBible.infoa79606b (Ananiah)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2291


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 430
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Ananiah (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Bethany; Beth-hanania
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Ananiah
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Ananiah
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Ananiah (place)
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Neh 11:32
  10. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Ananiah
  11. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011)
  12. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  13. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  14. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  15. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 302
  16. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  17. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Ananiah
  18. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  19. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Ananiah
  20. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Ananiah (Place)
  21. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Ananya
  22. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Ananiah
  23. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  24. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  25. 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, another name for Bethany 1), 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

Naheel Abu Ghaith نهيل أبو غيث, יעקב


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.