Places in the Bible Today:

Washer’s Field


Translated NamesFuller’s Field, Launderer’s Field, Washerman’s Field, Washer’s Field
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. within 500 m of En-rogel (ancient): 50% confidence. It may be:
    1. building at Bir Ayubwithin 500 m of Bir Ayub

    2. cityscape looking east including Ain el Madauwerah, which is not visible at center rightwithin 500 m of Ain el Madauwerah

    3. water flowing from the Gihon Springwithin 500 m of the Gihon Spring

  2. within 500 m of Gihon 2 (ancient): 25% confidence
    1. water flowing from the Gihon Springwithin 500 m of the Gihon Spring

  3. within 500 m of the northern wall of Jerusalem (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. closeup of the northern wall of Jerusalemwithin 500 m of the northern wall of Jerusalem

Verses (3)

1Sam-Esth (1)
2Kgs 18:17
Job-Mal (2)
Isa 7:3, 36:2

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookWasher’s Field (2007)Washer's Field
OpenBible.infoa84c559 (Washer’s Field)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Fuller’s Field (place)
  2. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Fuller’s Field
  3. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Fuller’s field
  4. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Fuller’s Field
  5. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Fuller’s Field
  6. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Fuller’s Field
  7. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): fuller
  8. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): 2Kgs 18:17

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

kfar hatemanim, עוזי ו., Deror_avi, Lipaphotography


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.