Places in the Bible Today:

Rimmon 2


Translated NamesRemmon, Rimmon
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Tel Halif (modern): 40% confidence
    1. panorama of Tel HalifTel Halif

  2. Khirbet Umm er Rammamin (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Umm er RammaminKhirbet Umm er Rammamin

Verses (4)

Josh-Ruth (2)
Josh 15:32, 19:7
1Sam-Esth (1)
1Chr 4:32
Job-Mal (1)
Zech 14:10

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookEn Rimmon (2007)Rimmon 2
OpenBible.infoa8da370 (Rimmon 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2698


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Rimmon (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): En-rimmon
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Rimmon (place)
  4. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): En-rimmon
  5. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Rimmon
  6. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 11
  7. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  8. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Rimmon
  9. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 15:21-32
  10. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Horvat Rimmon; Rimmon in the Negev
  11. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 108
  12. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Rimmon
  13. New Bible Dictionary (1996): En-rimmon
  14. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): En-rimmon
  15. Revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary (2012): Zech 14:10
  16. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): En-rimmon
  17. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Rimmon
  18. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): En-rimmon
  19. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  20. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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, Tel Halif), 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

Danny Gershoni, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019


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.