Places in the Bible Today:



NotesDictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (1999) (page 837) places it "on the Uqnu River on the Babylonian-Elamite border;" similarly, Achenbach, Law of the Nations, Law for the Nations (2015) says, "east of the Tigris on the Uqnu River on the Babylonian-Elamite border"
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1 Identification

  1. along the Uqnu (ancient): 20% confidence. It may be:
    1. panorama of the Karkheh Riveralong the Karkheh River

    2. closeup of the Karun Riveralong the Karun River

Linked Data Identifiers

OpenBible.infoa8527ba (Ama)

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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Unknown author, matin fattahi


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.