Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameDimonah
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5 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Dibon 2 (ancient): 30% confidence
    1. ruins at Tall DhibanTall Dhiban

  2. Khirbet edh Dheiba (modern): 25% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet edh DheibaKhirbet edh Dheiba

  3. Horbat Deragot (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Horbat DeragotHorbat Deragot

  4. Horbat Tayyav (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Horbat TayyavHorbat Tayyav

  5. Hare Dimona 18 (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Hare Dimona 18Hare Dimona 18

Verses (1)

Josh 15:22

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookDimonah (2007)Dimonah
OpenBible.infoac17675 (Dimonah)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_812
WikipediaDimonah (redirect)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Dimonah (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Dimonah
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Dimonah
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Dimonah
  5. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 11
  6. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  7. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Dibon
  8. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): pages 120, 121
  9. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Dimonah
  10. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  11. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Dimonah
  12. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Dimonah
  13. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:22
  14. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Dimonah
  15. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  16. 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

Bashar Tabbah, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Amos Meron


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.