Places in the Bible Today:

Rimmon 3

Data

Translated NamesRemmon-methoar, Rimmon
Typesettlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

4 Possible Identifications

  1. Rumana (modern): 65% confidence
    1. cityscape of RumanaRumana

  2. Horbat Rumah (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at Horbat RumahHorbat Rumah

  3. Qarn Hattin (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Qarn HattinQarn Hattin

  4. Tel Hanaton (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at Tel HanatonTel Hanaton

Verses (1)

Josh 19:13

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Biblemapper.com825
Logos FactbookDimnah
OpenBible.info (2007)Rimmon 3
OpenBible.infoa813f22 (Rimmon 3)
TIPNRDimnah@Jos.21.35
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2698

Sources

  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 441
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990)
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Rimmon
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  7. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  8. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 19:13
  9. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Rimmon
  10. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011)
  11. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  12. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 20
  13. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  14. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  15. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 19:10-16
  16. New Bible Dictionary (1996)
  17. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  18. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  19. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Rimmon
  20. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Rimmon
  21. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Rimmon
  22. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 19:13-14
  23. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  24. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  25. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  26. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 21:34-40

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, Rumana), 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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

Almog, דותן דני, Zeromancer44, Bukvoed

About

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.