Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesTochen, Token
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Ether 1 (ancient): 20% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet el AterKhirbet el Ater

  2. another name for Telem (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Umm es SalafeKhirbet Umm es Salafe

    2. satellite view of the region around Horbat RahbaHorbat Rahba

    3. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Abu TululKhirbet Abu Tulul

    4. satellite view of the region around El AlemEl Alem

    5. satellite view of the region around Khirbet ez ZeifehKhirbet ez Zeifeh

    6. artifact from Tel MalhataTel Malhata

Verses (1)

1Chr 4:32

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookTochen (2007)Tochen
OpenBible.infoa23a2e6 (Tochen)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_3050


  1. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Tochen
  2. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Tochen
  3. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Tochen
  4. 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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Gary Todd


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.