Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesJekabzeel, Kabzeel
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Khirbet Hora (modern): 20% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet HoraKhirbet Hora

  2. Tel Ira (modern): 15% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tel IraTel Ira

Verses (4)

Josh-Ruth (1)
Josh 15:21
1Sam-Esth (3)
2Sam 23:20
1Chr 11:22
Neh 11:25

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookKabzeel (2007)Jekabzeel, Kabzeel
OpenBible.infoa2715db (Kabzeel)
TIPNRJekabzeel@Neh.11.25, Kabzeel@Jos.15.21
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1423, ot ID_2568


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Kabzeel (place)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Kabzeel; Jekabzeel
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Kabzeel
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Kabzeel
  5. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 183
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Kabzeel
  7. Gordon, I and II Samuel (1986): 2Sam 23:20-23
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Kabzeel
  9. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Kabzeel
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Kabzeel
  11. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 15:21-32
  12. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 112
  13. New Bible Atlas (1985): Jekabzeel
  14. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Kabzeel
  15. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  16. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  17. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Kabzeel
  18. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Kabzeel
  19. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Kabzeel
  20. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  21. 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.

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Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019


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.