Places in the Bible Today:

Ephron 2


Translated NamesEphrain, Ephron
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Ophrah 1 (ancient): 55% confidence
    1. cityscape of TaybehTaybeh

  2. Taybeh (modern): 15% confidence
    1. cityscape of TaybehTaybeh

Verses (1)

2Chr 13:19

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookEphron (2007)Ephron 2
OpenBible.infoa1230e5 (Ephron 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2303


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Ephron (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Ephron
  3. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 175
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Ephron (place)
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Ephron
  7. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Ephron
  8. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  9. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Ephron
  11. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 2Chr 13:19
  12. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Ephron, East-of-jordan
  13. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Ephron
  14. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Ephron
  15. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  16. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Ephron
  17. Revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary (2012): John 11:54
  18. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Ephron (Place)
  19. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Ephron
  20. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Ephron
  21. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  22. 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 (in this case, another name for Ophrah 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

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Ralf Lotys


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.