Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameEglaim
Typessettlement or spring
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

4 Possible Identifications

  1. Rujm el Jilimeh (modern): 35% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Rujm el JilimehRujm el Jilimeh

  2. Mazra (modern): 30% confidence
    1. streetscape of MazraMazra

  3. another name for Eneglaim (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around MutrabaMutraba

    2. panorama of Ain FeshkahAin Feshkah

    3. satellite view of the region around Ain HajlahAin Hajlah

    4. panorama of Al Safiwithin 10 km of Al Safi

    5. panorama of hills in the region south of the Lisanwithin 10 km of the region south of the Lisan

    6. panorama of a region north of the Dead Seawithin 10 km of the region north of the Dead Sea

    7. satellite view of the region around Tell al Sheikh Isawithin 10 km of Tell al Sheikh Isa

    8. canyon at the mouth of Wadi Mujibwithin 10 km of the mouth of Wadi Mujib

    9. satellite view of the region around Tawahin el Sukkarwithin 10 km of Tawahin el Sukkar

    10. satellite view of the region around Esh Shaghurwithin 10 km of Esh Shaghur

    11. satellite view of the region around Tall Iktanuwithin 10 km of Tall Iktanu

    12. ruins at Bab edh Dhrawithin 10 km of Bab edh Dhra

  4. Khirbet Jaljul (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet JaljulKhirbet Jaljul

Verses (1)

Isa 15:8

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookEglaim (2007)Eglaim
OpenBible.infoaacbcf0 (Eglaim)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_57
WikipediaEglaim (redirect)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Eglaim (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Eglaim
  3. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Eglaim
  5. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  6. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Eglaim
  7. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Isa 15:8
  8. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 4
  9. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  10. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  11. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  12. 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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, , Mboesch, Ana al’ain, Adeeb Atwan, Вячеслав Ребров, hikinginjordan, Ana al’ain


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.