Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesAdar, Addar
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Hazar-addar (ancient): 45% confidence. It may be:
    1. closeup of Ein QedeisEin Qedeis

    2. pool at Ain el Qudeiratwithin 10 km of Ain el Qudeirat

    3. panorama looking southwest including Mesudat Ein Qedeis, which is at the light area by the road at centerMesudat Ein Qedeis

    4. panorama of Har Avnon in the backgroundHar Avnon

    5. satellite view of the region around Khirbet el QaryateinKhirbet el Qaryatein

    6. closeup of Ein Qedeiswithin 10 km of Ein Qedeis

    7. panorama of Khirbet el QudeiratKhirbet el Qudeirat

  2. Ein Qedeis (modern): 20% confidence
    1. closeup of Ein QedeisEin Qedeis

Verses (1)

Josh 15:3

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookAddar (town) (2007)Addar
OpenBible.infoaaee94d (Addar)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_83


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Addar (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Addar
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Addar
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Addar (place)
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Addar
  6. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 10
  7. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  8. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Addar
  9. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Addar
  10. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  11. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Addar
  12. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Addar
  13. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Addar (Place)
  14. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Addar
  15. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  16. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  17. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 15:3-4

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

Matson Collection, Matson Collection, Onzd,, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Matson Collection


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.