Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesCamon, Kamon
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7 Possible Identifications

  1. Qamm (modern): 20% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around QammQamm

  2. Umm el Ghozlan (modern): 15% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Umm el GhozlanUmm el Ghozlan

  3. Qanawat (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of ruins at QanawatQanawat

  4. Krak Canatha (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Krak CanathaKrak Canatha

  5. Hanzir (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around HanzirHanzir

  6. Qumeim (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around QumeimQumeim

  7. Tel Yokneam (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at Tel YokneamTel Yokneam

Verses (1)

Judg 10:5

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookKamon (2007)Kamon
OpenBible.infoa804aeb (Kamon)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2613
WikipediaCamon (biblical place) (redirect)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 438
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Kamon (place)
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Kamon
  4. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 215
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Kamon
  7. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Kamon
  9. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Kamon
  11. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 5
  12. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  13. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  14. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Kamon
  15. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Kamon
  16. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Qamon
  17. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  18. 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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Gianfranco Gazzetti, Bukvoed


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.