Places in the Bible Today:



NotesHolman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003) (Lasha): "near Hamath;" Burton, Biblical World, volume 33 (1910) (page 82): the location is "as yet uncertain"
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1 Identification

  1. within 30 km of Hamath 1 (ancient): more than 95% confidence
    1. ruins at Hamawithin 30 km of Hama


  1. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Lasha

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.

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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.