Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesHeshbon, Heshmon
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. within 30 km of Beth-pelet (ancient): 55% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell es Saqatiwithin 30 km of Tell es Saqati

    2. satellite view of the region around Givat Hablanimwithin 30 km of Givat Hablanim

    3. satellite view of the region around Tel Masoswithin 30 km of Tel Masos

    4. panorama of Tel Sharuhenwithin 30 km of Tel Sharuhen

  2. another name for Azmon (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Ain MuweilehAin Muweileh

    2. panorama from Ain QoseimehAin Qoseimeh

  3. within 30 km of Beersheba 1 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. panorama of ruins at Tel Beer Shevawithin 30 km of Tel Beer Sheva

    2. well at Bir es Sebawithin 30 km of Bir es Seba

Verses (1)

Josh 15:27

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookHeshmon (2007)Heshmon
OpenBible.infoad2d29f (Heshmon)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1185
WikipediaHeshmon (redirect)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Heshmon (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Heshmon
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Heshmon
  4. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Heshmon
  5. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Heshmon
  6. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Heshmon
  7. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Heshmon
  8. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Heshmon
  9. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Heshmon
  10. 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, within 30 km of Beth-pelet), 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

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, The devious diesel, Matson Collection, gugganij, Daniel Baránek


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.