Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesNimrim, Waters of Nimrim
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Wadi en Numeirah (modern): 65% confidence
    1. canyon of Wadi en NumeirahWadi en Numeirah

  2. Wadi Nimrin (modern): 15% confidence
    1. panorama of Wadi NimrinWadi Nimrin

Verses (2)

  1. Isa 15:6
  2. Jer 48:34

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookNimrim (2007)Nimrim
OpenBible.infoace3edc (Nimrim)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1977


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Nimrim, the Waters of (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Nimrim
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Nimrim
  4. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 202
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Nimrim
  7. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Nimrim (Waters of)
  8. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Nimrim
  9. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Nimrim, Waters of
  11. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Isa 15:6; Jer 48:34
  12. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Nimrim, Waters of
  13. New Bible Atlas (1985): page 16
  14. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Nimrim, Waters of
  15. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  16. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Nimrim
  17. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  18. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Nimrim, Waters of
  19. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Nimrim
  20. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Nimrim
  21. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  22. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  23. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Isa 15:5-9

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, Wadi en Numeirah), 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

hikinginjordan, Adeeb Atwan


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.