Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameAdamah
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. Qarn Hattin (modern): 40% confidence
    1. panorama of Qarn HattinQarn Hattin

  2. Hajar ed Damm (modern): 15% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Hajar ed DammHajar ed Damm

  3. Tel Adami (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tel AdamiTel Adami

  4. Khirbet esh Shiba (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at Khirbet esh ShibaKhirbet esh Shiba

Verses (1)

Josh 19:36

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookAdamah (2007)Adamah
OpenBible.infoafe1143 (Adamah)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_70
WikidataQ2605670 (not)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 429
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Adamah (place)
  3. Baker Encyclopedia of Bible Places (1995)
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Adamah
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Adamah
  7. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 19:36
  8. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  9. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  10. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 19:32-39
  11. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Adamah
  12. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 5
  13. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  14. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Adamah
  15. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Adamah
  16. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Adamah
  17. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 19:36
  18. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  19. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  20. 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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Zeromancer44, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Davidbena


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.