Places in the Bible Today:

En-gannim 2


Translated NamesEn-gannim, En Gannim
Notesin Issachar
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
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7 Possible Identifications

  1. Khirbet Beit Jann (modern): 20% confidence
    1. building at Khirbet Beit JannKhirbet Beit Jann

  2. another name for Anem (ancient): 15% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around OlamOlam

    2. cityscape of JeninTell Jenin

    3. satellite view of the region around Khirbet AnimKhirbet Anim

  3. Khirbet ed Dir (modern): 15% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet ed DirKhirbet ed Dir

  4. another name for Beth-haggan (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of JeninTell Jenin

  5. Tell Jenin (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of JeninTell Jenin

  6. Hadita (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around HaditaHadita

  7. Olam (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around OlamOlam

Verses (2)

Josh 19:21, 21:29

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookEn-gannim (of Issachar) (2007)En-gannim 2
OpenBible.infoa8eae19 (En-gannim 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2205
WikipediaList of minor biblical places#En-gannim (partial)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 434
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): En-gannim (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): En-gannim
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): En Gannim
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): En-gannim
  6. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 144
  7. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  8. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): En-Gannim
  9. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  10. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 19:21
  11. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): En-gannim
  12. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): En-gannim
  13. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  14. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 21
  15. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  16. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): En-gannim
  17. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): En-gannim
  18. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 5
  19. New Bible Dictionary (1996): En-gannim
  20. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  21. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  22. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  23. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): En-gannim
  24. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): En-gannim
  25. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): En-gannim
  26. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 19:21
  27. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): En-gannim
  28. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  29. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  30. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 21:27-33
  31. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 92

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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

Amiesh, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Qasrawi 2000


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.