Places in the Bible Today:

Ham 1


Translated NameHam
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1 Identification

  1. Tell Ham (modern): 65% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell HamTell Ham

Verses (1)

Gen 14:5

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookHam (Place) (2007)Ham 1
OpenBible.infoa7a5f29 (Ham 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_875


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 435
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Ham (place)
  3. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Ham (place)
  5. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Ham
  7. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  8. Hartley, Genesis (2000): 14:5 note
  9. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Ham
  10. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  11. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  12. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Ham (Place)
  13. Waltke and Fredricks, Genesis (2001): 14:5
  14. Wenham, Genesis (1987, 1994): 14:5
  15. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Ham
  16. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  17. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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.