Places in the Bible Today:

Jordan 2


Translated NamesJordan, Jordan River
Typesriver or settlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

2 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for the Jordan 1 (ancient): more than 95% confidence
    1. closeup of the Jordan RiverJordan River

  2. Khirbet Irq (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet IrqKhirbet Irq

Verses (2)

Gen 50:10, 50:11

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookJordan (2007)Jordan
OpenBible.infoaece0db (Jordan 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1442


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Atad
  2. Baldwin, Genesis 12-50 (1986): 50:4-14
  3. Cornerstone Biblical Commentary (2008-2012): Gen 50:11
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Abel-mizraim
  5. Hamilton, Genesis (1995): 50:10
  6. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Atad
  7. Hartley, Genesis (2000): 50:10-11 note
  8. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Atad
  9. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Abel-mizraim
  10. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Gen 50:11
  11. Kidner, Genesis (1967): 50:10
  12. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Atad
  13. Matthews, Genesis (1996, 2005): 50:10-13
  14. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Atad
  15. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009): Atad
  16. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Abel-mizraim
  17. Waltke and Fredricks, Genesis (2001): 50:11
  18. Williams, Genesis (2000): 50:11
  19. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Abel-mizraim
  20. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Abel Mizraim
  21. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Gen 50:11

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, another name for the Jordan 1), 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

Bill Rice, 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.