Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesMe-jarkon, Me Jarkon, waters of Jarkon
Typesriver or settlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

4 Possible Identifications

  1. Yarkon River (modern): 75% confidence
    1. panorama of the Yarkon RiverYarkon River

  2. Ayalon River (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of the Ayalon RiverAyalon River

  3. Tell Qasile (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of ruins at Tell QasileTell Qasile

  4. Tel Gerisa (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Tel GerisaTel Gerisa

Verses (1)

Josh 19:46

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookMe-Jarkon (2007)Me-jarkon
OpenBible.infoa7d1972 (Me-jarkon)
WikipediaList of minor biblical places#Mejarcon (anchor)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Me-jarkon (place)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Yarkon, Me-yarkon
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Me-Jarkon
  4. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 24
  5. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  6. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Me-Jarkon
  7. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 161
  8. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Me Jarkon
  9. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Me-jarkon
  10. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Me-jarkon
  11. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Me-Jarkon
  12. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Me-jarkon
  13. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Mejarkon
  14. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (conneceted 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, Yarkon River), 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.