Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameNaaran
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5 Possible Identifications

  1. Tell el Jisr (modern): 70% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell el JisrTell el Jisr

  2. Ein ed Duyuk (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. spring at Ein ed DuyukEin ed Duyuk

  3. Khirbet el Mefjir (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at Khirbet el MefjirKhirbet el Mefjir

  4. Khirbet el Aujah et Tahta (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet el Aujah et TahtaKhirbet el Aujah et Tahta

  5. Khirbet el Ayash (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet el AyashKhirbet el Ayash

Verses (1)

1Chr 7:28

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookNaaran (2007)Naaran
OpenBible.infoa9f5289 (Naaran)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1994


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 440
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Naaran; Neara
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Naarah
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Naaran, Naarath
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Naarah (place)
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010): Naarah
  9. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Naarah
  10. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991): Naarah
  11. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Naarath
  12. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  13. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009): Naarah
  14. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007): el-Jisr
  15. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Naaran
  16. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Naarah (Place)
  17. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Naaran
  18. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Naarath
  19. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Naarah
  20. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010): Naarah
  21. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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, Tell el Jisr), 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

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Ori Mey Raz, Zairon


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.