Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameAnaharath
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. Tell Rekhesh (modern): 75% confidence
    1. panorama of Tell RekheshTell Rekhesh

  2. Tall al Ajjul (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. artifact from Tall al AjjulTall al Ajjul

  3. Na’ura (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of Na’uraNa’ura

Verses (1)

Josh 19:19

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookAnaharath (2007)Anaharath
OpenBible.infoac07206 (Anaharath)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_306
WikipediaAnaharath (redirect)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 430
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Anaharath (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Anaharath
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Anaharath
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Anaharath
  7. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  8. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 19:19
  9. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  10. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 21
  11. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  12. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Anaharath
  13. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 5
  14. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Anaharath
  15. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  16. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Anaharath
  17. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Anaharat
  18. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Anaharath
  19. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Anaharath
  20. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  21. 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 (in this case, Tell Rekhesh), 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

Aaadir, Hanay, Almog


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.