Places in the Bible Today:

Mizpah 1


Translated NamesMizpah, Mizpeh
Notesof Gilead
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. Jel‘ad (modern): 20% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Jel‘adJel‘ad

  2. Tall er Rumeith (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tall er RumeithTall er Rumeith

  3. Khirbet er Rasuni (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet er RasuniKhirbet er Rasuni

  4. Suf (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape looking west of SufSuf

Verses (5)

Josh-Ruth (4)
Judg 10:17, 11:11, 11:29, 11:34
Job-Mal (1)
Hos 5:1

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookMizpah (of Gilead) (2007)Mizpah 1
OpenBible.infoa0f8af9 (Mizpah 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1828


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Mizpah (place)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Mizpah
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Mizpah
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Mizpah, Mizpeh
  6. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Judg 10:17
  7. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Mizpah, Mizpeh
  8. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  9. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Mizpah
  10. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Mizpah
  11. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Mispe Gilad
  12. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010): Mizpah (Gilead)
  13. 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

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Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Adeeb Atwan


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.