Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesBiziothiah, Bizjothjah
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1 Identification

  1. not a proper name (suburbs of Beersheba): 70% confidence

Verses (1)

Josh 15:28

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBiziothiah (2007)Biziothiah
OpenBible.infoa2227ba (Biziothiah)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_464


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Biziothiah (place)
  2. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Biziothiah
  3. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 15:28
  4. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 11
  5. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  6. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Biziothiah
  7. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  8. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Biziothiah, Bizjothjah
  9. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:28
  10. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  11. 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.


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.