Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesAmana, Mount Amana
Typesmountain or mountain ridge
Notesnear Mount Hermon; the source of the Barada River, mentioned in several sources, is Lake Barada
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Jebel Zabadani (modern): 65% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Jebel ZabadaniJebel Zabadani

  2. Mount Amana (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama looking southeast at Mount AmanaMount Amana

Verses (1)

Song 4:8

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookAmana (2007)Amana
OpenBible.infoab428de (Amana)


  1. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Amanah
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Amana
  3. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  4. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Amana
  5. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Song 4:8
  6. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Amana
  7. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Amana

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, Jebel Zabadani), 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, KRkade


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.