Places in the Bible Today:

Hammath 2


Translated NamesHammath, Hemath
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. not a place (person or common noun): more than 95% confidence
  2. another name for Hammath 1 (ancient): 20% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Hamat TiberiasHamat Tiberias

    2. aerial panorama of Tel RaqqatTel Raqqat

Verses (1)

1Chr 2:55

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookHammath (Person) (2007)Hammath
OpenBible.infoabd2a8d (Hammath 2)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Hammath (person)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Hammath
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Hammath (person)
  4. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Hammath
  5. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Hammath
  6. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Hammath
  7. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Hammath
  8. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Hammath
  9. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009): Hammath
  10. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Hammath
  11. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Hammath (Person)
  12. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Hammath
  13. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Hammath (person)

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, not a place (person or common noun)), 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

Ricardo Tulio Gandelman, אסף שגיא


This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. 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.