Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesEn-rimmon, En-Rimmon, En Rimmon
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Rimmon 2 (ancient): 50% confidence. It may be:
    1. panorama of Tel HalifTel Halif

    2. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Umm er RammaminKhirbet Umm er Rammamin

  2. Tel Halif (modern): 30% confidence
    1. panorama of Tel HalifTel Halif

  3. Khirbet Umm er Rammamin (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Umm er RammaminKhirbet Umm er Rammamin

Verses (1)

Neh 11:29

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookEn Rimmon (2007)En-rimmon
OpenBible.infoab28e2e (En-rimmon)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2213


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 434
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Rimmon (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): En Rimmon
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): En-rimmon
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): En-Rimmon
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Neh 11:29
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): En-rimmon
  9. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): En-rimmon
  10. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  11. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  12. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): En-Rimmon
  13. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): pages 90, 108
  14. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): En Rimmon
  15. New Bible Dictionary (1996): En-rimmon
  16. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  17. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): En-rimmon
  18. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  19. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): En-rimmon
  20. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): En-rimmon
  21. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): En Rhemmous; En Rimmon
  22. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): En-rimmon
  23. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:32
  24. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): En-rimmon
  25. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  26. 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

Danny Gershoni, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019


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.