Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameAdam
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1 Identification

  1. Tell ed Damiyeh (modern): 85% confidence
    1. panorama of a region including Tell ed DamiyehTell ed Damiyeh

Verses (1)

Josh 3:16

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookAdam (town) (2007)Adam
OpenBible.infoadc31c7 (Adam)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_69


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 429
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Adam (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Adam
  4. Baker Encyclopedia of Bible Places (1995)
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Adam
  6. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 197
  7. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  8. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Adam (place)
  9. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  10. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Adam
  11. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  12. Hess, Joshua (1996): 3:16
  13. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 155
  14. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Adam
  15. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006): Adam
  16. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 3:16
  17. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Adam, Town on the Jordan
  18. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 7
  19. New Bible Atlas (1985): Adam
  20. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Adam
  21. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  22. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Adam
  23. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  24. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Adam
  25. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Adam (Place)
  26. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Adam
  27. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Adam
  28. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 13:14-16a
  29. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  30. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  31. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 3:16; Hos 6:7
  32. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 73

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification 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

Matson Collection


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.