Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesBerothah, Berothath
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. Brital (modern): 35% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around BritalBrital

  2. another name for Berothai (ancient): 30% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around BritalBrital

    2. satellite view of the region around GhanturGhantur

    3. satellite view of the region around Tell MaqneTell Maqne

    4. satellite view of the region around Ras BaalbekRas Baalbek

  3. Beirut (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of BeirutBeirut

  4. Ain Bourdai (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Ain BourdaiAin Bourdai

Verses (1)

Ezek 47:16

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBerothah (2007)Berothah
OpenBible.infoa14b9f1 (Berothah)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_629


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 431
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Berothah (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Berothah
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Berothah
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Berothah
  7. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): 2Sam 8:3-12
  8. Gordon, I and II Samuel (1986): 2Sam 8:7-8
  9. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Berothai
  10. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Berothah
  11. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  12. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Berytus
  13. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  14. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Berothah
  15. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Berothah
  16. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Berothah, Berothai
  17. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Berothai
  18. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Berothah
  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.

Places with Similar Names

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Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Yoniw


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.