Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamePunon
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1 Identification

  1. Khirbet Faynan (modern): 80% confidence
    1. mine at Khirbet FaynanKhirbet Faynan

Verses (2)

Num 33:42, 33:43

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookPunon (2007)Punon
OpenBible.infoa9ecc26 (Punon)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2376


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 440
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Punon (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Punon
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Punon
  5. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 237
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Punon
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Num 33:41-47
  10. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Punon
  11. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Punon
  12. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  13. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 288
  14. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Punon
  15. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Num 33:1-49
  16. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Punon
  17. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  18. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Punon
  19. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  20. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Punon
  21. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016): Punon
  22. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Punon
  23. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Punon
  24. Wenham, Numbers (1981): 33:37-49
  25. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Punon
  26. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Punon
  27. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  28. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  29. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Num 33:1-56 Cycle 6
  30. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 69

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification 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.

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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.