Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameAlmon
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Alemeth (ancient): 85% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet AlmitKhirbet Almit

  2. Khirbet Almit (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet AlmitKhirbet Almit

Verses (1)

Josh 21:18

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookAlmon (2007)Almon
OpenBible.infoada3369 (Almon)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2249
WikipediaList of minor biblical places#Almon (anchor)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 430
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Almon (place)
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Almon
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Almon
  5. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 21:18
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Alemeth
  7. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011)
  8. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  9. Hess, Joshua (1996): 21:10-19
  10. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  11. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Almon
  12. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 21:3-40
  13. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Alemeth
  14. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 302
  15. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Alemeth
  16. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  17. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Almon
  18. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Almon
  19. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  20. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Almon
  21. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Alemeth
  22. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 21:13-18
  23. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Almon
  24. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  25. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  26. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 21:10-19

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, another name for Alemeth), 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.

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Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019


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.