Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesOno, Ono Valley
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

2 Possible Identifications

  1. Kafr Ana (modern): 80% confidence
    1. ruins at Kafr AnaKafr Ana

  2. Kafr Juna (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. aerial cityscape of Or YehudaKafr Juna

Verses (5)

  1. 1Chr 8:12
  2. Ezra 2:33
  3. Neh 6:2, 7:37, 11:35

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookOno (2007)Ono
OpenBible.infoae6bfe2 (Ono)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_112


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 440
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Ono (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Ono
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Ono
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Ono
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Dorsey, Roads and Highways of Ancient Israel (1991): I1
  8. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Ono
  9. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  10. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Neh 11:35
  11. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Ono
  12. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Ono
  13. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Ono
  14. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  15. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  16. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Ono
  17. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 143
  18. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Ono
  19. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Ono
  20. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  21. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  22. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  23. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Ono
  24. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Ono
  25. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Ono
  26. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Ono
  27. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Ono
  28. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  29. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  30. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 217

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, Kafr Ana), 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

מיכאלי, Sharshar


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.