Places in the Bible Today:

Dibon 3


Translated NamesDibon, Dimon, Waters of Dibon
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Dibon 1 (ancient): 45% confidence
    1. ruins at Tall DhibanTall Dhiban

  2. Dimnah (modern): 25% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around DimnahDimnah

  3. Haraziya (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around HaraziyaHaraziya

  4. another name for Madmen (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around DimnahDimnah

    2. satellite view of the region around HaraziyaHaraziya

Verses (1)

Isa 15:9

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier (2007)Dibon 1
OpenBible.infoae8badb (Dibon 3)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_810, ot ID_811


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  4. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Isa 15:9 note
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Dimon
  6. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  7. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  8. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Isa 15:9
  9. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  10. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  11. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Dibon
  12. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  13. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  14. 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, 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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

Bashar Tabbah, 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.