Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesBeth-nimrah, Beth Nimrah
NotesTall Nimrin is the later site; Tall Mustah is mentioned in the Wikipedia article
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Tall Bleibel (modern): 60% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tall BleibelTall Bleibel

  2. Tall Nimrin (modern): 30% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tall NimrinTall Nimrin

Verses (2)

Gen-Deut (1)
Num 32:36
Josh-Ruth (1)
Josh 13:27

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBeth-nimrah (2007)Beth-nimrah
OpenBible.infoaf66b89 (Beth-nimrah)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_506


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 432
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Beth-nimrah (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Beth Nimrah
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Beth-nimrah
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Beth-Nimrah
  7. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  8. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 13:27-28
  9. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Beth-nimrah
  10. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  11. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 9
  12. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  13. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Beth-Nimrah
  14. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 13:24-29
  15. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Beth-nimrah
  16. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  17. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  18. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Beth-nimrah
  19. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Beth-nimrah
  20. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Bet Nimrin
  21. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Beth-nimrah
  22. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Beth-nimrah
  23. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  24. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  25. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Num 32:3

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.

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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.