Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesEn-dor, En Dor, Endor
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5 Possible Identifications

  1. Khirbet es Safsafa (modern): 80% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet es SafsafaKhirbet es Safsafa

  2. Tell Abu Qedeis (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell Abu QedeisTell Abu Qedeis

  3. Khirbet Jadurah (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet JadurahKhirbet Jadurah

  4. Tell el Ajjul (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell el AjjulTell el Ajjul

  5. Indur (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. historical panorama of buildings at IndurIndur

Verses (3)

Josh-Ruth (1)
Josh 17:11
1Sam-Esth (1)
1Sam 28:7
Job-Mal (1)
Ps 83:10

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookEn-dor (2007)En-dor
OpenBible.infoaca444b (En-dor)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2206


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 434
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): En-dor (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): En-dor; Endor
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Endor
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Endor
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): En-Dor
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): 1Sam 28:7-14
  10. Gordon, I and II Samuel (1986): 1Sam 28:7
  11. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  12. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 17
  13. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  14. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): En-dor
  15. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 1Sam 28:4
  16. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): En-dor
  17. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): En Dor
  18. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  19. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  20. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  21. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Endor
  22. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): En Dor
  23. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): En-dor
  24. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Endor
  25. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  26. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  27. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): 1Sam 28:7; Josh 17:11; 1Sam 28:7

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, Khirbet es Safsafa), 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, The Way of the Cross


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.