Places in the Bible Today:

Timnah 2


Translated NameTimnah
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7 Possible Identifications

  1. within 15 km of Maon (ancient): 50% confidence
    1. ruins at Tel Mainwithin 15 km of Tel Main

  2. Khirbet et Tabbaneh (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at Khirbet et TabbanehKhirbet et Tabbaneh

  3. Khirbet Umm Lasafa (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Umm LasafaKhirbet Umm Lasafa

  4. Khirbet Abu Shaban (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Abu ShabanKhirbet Abu Shaban

  5. Rujm al Hamri (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Rujm al HamriRujm al Hamri

  6. Tell Tuwani (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Tell TuwaniTell Tuwani

  7. another name for Timnah 1 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Tel BatashTel Batash

    2. satellite view of the region around Horbat TimnaHorbat Timna

Verses (1)

Josh 15:57

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookTimnah (of the South) (2007)Timnah 2
OpenBible.infoae3f164 (Timnah 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_3062


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Timnah (place)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Timnah
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Timnah
  4. Dorsey, Roads and Highways of Ancient Israel (1991): J9
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Timnah
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Timnah
  7. Hamilton, Genesis (1995): 38:12
  8. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Timnah
  9. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): pages 260, 261
  10. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Timnah
  11. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  12. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Timnah (Place)
  13. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Timna
  14. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Timnah
  15. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Timnah
  16. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  17. 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 15 km of Maon), 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

Bukvoed, Davidbena, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Daniel Ventura, Bukvoed


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.