Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameBuz
Notesapparently the identification with Bazu is no longer in favor (Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register, volume 28 (1829))
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. between Dedan and Kedar (modern): 40% confidence
    1. panorama of hills in the region between Dedan and Kedarbetween Dedan and Kedar

  2. about 30 km around Azraq (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. building at Azraqabout 30 km around Azraq

  3. Al Ahsa (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Al AhsaAl Ahsa

Verses (1)

Jer 25:23

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBuz (2007)Buz
OpenBible.infoa087a14 (Buz)


  1. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  2. Thavapalan, Meaning of Color in Ancient Mesopotamia (2019)
  3. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Buz

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, between Dedan and Kedar), 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

Sammy Six, Steffen Sledz, കാക്കര


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.