Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameBilhah
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1 Identification

  1. another name for Baalah 1 (ancient): 90% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Tulul el MedbahTulul el Medbah

    2. panorama of the region including Beer YerohamBeer Yeroham

    3. artifact from Tel MalhataTel Malhata

    4. satellite view of the region around Tel MasosTel Masos

    5. satellite view of the region around Tel IraTel Ira

    6. ruins at Horbat UzaHorbat Uza

    7. panorama of Wadi el Qeinialong Wadi el Qeini

    8. historical cityscape of Al MagharAl Maghar

    9. satellite view of the region around Horbat TayyavHorbat Tayyav

    10. aerial panorama of the Nahal Avnon FortressNahal Avnon Fortress

    11. church at Deir el AzarDeir el Azar

    12. satellite view of the region around Keslawithin 1 km of Kesla

    13. satellite view of the region around Khirbet es SiyyaghKhirbet es Siyyagh

    14. cave at Arak IsmainArak Ismain

    15. ruins at Bayt ItabBayt Itab

    16. panorama of MugharMughar

    17. ruins at QatraQatra

    18. ruins at En HazevaEn Hazeva

Verses (1)

1Chr 4:29

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBilhah (town) (2007)Bilhah
OpenBible.infoa20bd85 (Bilhah)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_539


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Bilhah (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Bilhah
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Bilhah
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Bilhah (place)
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Bilhah
  6. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Bilhah
  7. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Bilhah
  8. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Bilhah in the Negev
  9. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Bilhah
  10. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Bilhah
  11. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Bilhah (Place)
  12. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Bilhah
  13. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Bilhah
  14. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  15. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification 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

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Mboesch, Gary Todd, Lior Golgher, Lior Golgher, Anonymous, Amos Meron, Bahnfrend, savion29, Danny Lyulev, Ori~, Bukvoed, Bukvoed


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.