Places in the Bible Today:

Jokmeam 2


Translated NameJokmeam
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5 Possible Identifications

  1. Tel al Mazar (modern): 30% confidence
    1. panorama of Tel al MazarTel al Mazar

  2. Tell Simadi (modern): 30% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell SimadiTell Simadi

  3. Qusin (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of QusinQusin

  4. Tell esh Sheikh Dhiab (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at Tell esh Sheikh DhiabTell esh Sheikh Dhiab

  5. another name for Jokneam (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at Tel YokneamTel Yokneam

Verses (1)

1Chr 6:68

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookJokmeam (2007)Jokmeam 2
OpenBible.infoaaa8b2e (Jokmeam 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1431


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 437
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Jokmeam (place)
  3. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Jokmeam
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Jokneam
  6. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  7. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  8. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Jokmeam
  9. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Jokmeam
  10. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  11. 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, 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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

יעקב, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, יעקב, Shay Bar, 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.