Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesBaal-hermon, Baal-Hermon, Baal Hermon
Typesmountain or settlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

3 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Mount Hermon (ancient): 60% confidence
    1. panorama of Mount HermonMount Hermon

  2. another name for Baal-gad (ancient): 25% confidence. It may be:
    1. cityscape of HasbayaHasbaya

    2. ruins at BaniasBanias

    3. satellite view of the region around Tell HaushTell Haush

    4. satellite view of the region around Ain JedeidehAin Jedeideh

    5. building at BaalbekBaalbek

  3. Banias (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at BaniasBanias

Verses (1)

1Chr 5:23

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBaal-Hermon (2007)Baal-hermon
OpenBible.infoa979444 (Baal-hermon)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_585


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Baal-hermon (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Baal Hermon
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Baal-hermon
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Baal-Hermon
  5. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Baal-hermon
  6. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  7. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Baal-Hermon
  8. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  9. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Baal-hermon
  10. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Baal-hermon
  11. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Baal Hermon
  12. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Baal-hermon

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 Mount Hermon), 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

Almog, AMCHE, EdoM, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Saadedine AL SAIDI


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.