Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesShimron-meron, Shimron Meron
Notespossibly two different places, Shimron and Madon
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. another name for Shimron (ancient): 65% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Tel ShimronTel Shimron

    2. panorama of Maroun al RasMaroun al Ras

Verses (1)

Josh 12:20

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookShimron-Meron (2007)Shimron-meron
OpenBible.infoae20466 (Shimron-meron)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2930
WikipediaCities in the Book of Joshua (nonunique url)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Shimron-meron (place)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Shimron
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Shimron Meron
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Shimron, Shimron-meron
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Shimron
  6. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Shimron
  7. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  8. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Shimron-Meron
  9. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Shimron-meron
  10. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Shimron Meron
  11. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Shimron-meron
  12. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  13. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Shimron-meron
  14. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Shimron-meron
  15. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Shimron-meron
  16. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Shimron-meron
  17. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  18. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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

Hanay, Own work


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.