Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameLasharon
Typesregion or settlement
Notesmay be translated as "Aphek of Sharon"
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

2 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Sharon 1 (ancient): 50% confidence
    1. panorama of an area on the coast in the Sharon PlainSharon Plain

  2. Khirbet Sarona (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet SaronaKhirbet Sarona

Verses (1)

Josh 12:18

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookLasharon (2007)Lasharon
OpenBible.infoa8bbf2b (Lasharon)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Lasharon (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Lasharon
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Lasharon
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Lasharon
  5. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 12:18
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Sharon
  7. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 4
  8. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  9. Howard, Joshua (1998): 12:9-24
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Lasharon
  11. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 12:18
  12. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Lasharon
  13. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  14. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Lasharon
  15. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Lasharon
  16. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 12:9-24
  17. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Lasharon
  18. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  19. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  20. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 12:18

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 (in this case, another name for Sharon 1), 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. 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.