Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameAzmon
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Ain Muweileh (modern): 55% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Ain MuweilehAin Muweileh

  2. Ain Qoseimeh (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama from Ain QoseimehAin Qoseimeh

Verses (3)

Gen-Deut (2)
Num 34:4, 34:5
Josh-Ruth (1)
Josh 15:4

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookAzmon (2007)Azmon
OpenBible.infoa8f6a28 (Azmon)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2307


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 431
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Azmon (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Azmon
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Azmon
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Azmon
  7. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 10
  8. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  9. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Azmon
  10. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Num 34:1-12; Josh 15:2-4
  11. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 54
  12. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 2
  13. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  14. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  15. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Azmon
  16. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Azmon
  17. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  18. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Num 34:4

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, Ain Muweileh), 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

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Matson Collection


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.