Places in the Bible Today:

Sharon 2


Translated NameSharon
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. in the Transjordan (modern): 50% confidence
    1. panorama of hills in the Transjordanin the Transjordan

  2. Madaba Plateau (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of Madaba on the Madaba PlateauMadaba Plateau

  3. within 30 km of Mount Hermon (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Mount Hermonwithin 30 km of Mount Hermon

Verses (1)

1Chr 5:16

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookSharon (of Bashan) (2007)Sharon 2
OpenBible.infoaa4e69f (Sharon 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2981


  1. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Sharon
  2. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): 1Chr 5:16
  3. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Sharon
  4. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  5. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Sharon
  6. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 1Chr 5:16
  7. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Sharon
  8. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Sharon
  9. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  10. 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, in the Transjordan), 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

Malkawi99, jbobo7, Almog


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.