Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameDimnah
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Rimmon 3 (ancient): 70% confidence. It may be:
    1. cityscape of RumanaRumana

    2. ruins at Horbat RumahHorbat Rumah

    3. panorama of Qarn HattinQarn Hattin

    4. ruins at Tel HanatonTel Hanaton

  2. Rumana (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of RumanaRumana

Verses (1)

Josh 21:35

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookDimnah (2007)Dimnah
OpenBible.infoa971a54 (Dimnah)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_823


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Dimnah
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Rimmon
  6. Hess, Joshua (1996): 21:34-40
  7. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  8. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  9. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 21:3-40
  10. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016)
  11. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  12. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  13. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  14. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Dimnah
  15. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  16. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Dimnah
  17. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 21:34-40
  18. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  19. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  20. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  21. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 21:34-40

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 Rimmon 3), 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

Almog, דותן דני, Zeromancer44, Bukvoed


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.