Places in the Bible Today:

Beeroth Bene-jaakan


Translated NamesBeeroth-bene-jaakan, Beeroth Bene-jaakan, Beeroth Bene Jaakan, Beeroth of the children of Jaakan, wells of Bene-Yaqan, wells of Bene Jaakan, wells of the people of Jaakan
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1 Identification

  1. another name for Bene-jaakan (ancient): more than 95% confidence
    1. trees at BireinBirein

Verses (1)

Deut 10:6

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBeeroth Bene-jaakan (2007)Beeroth Bene-jaakan
OpenBible.infoa280f83 (Beeroth Bene-jaakan)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Beeroth Bene-jaakan (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Beeroth Bene-jaakan
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Beeroth Bene-Jaakan
  4. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Deut 10:6-9
  5. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Bene-jaakan
  6. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Beeroth Bene-Jaakan
  7. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Beeroth Bene-jaakan
  8. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  9. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Beeroth Bene-jaakan
  10. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Beeroth Bene-jaakan
  11. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Bene-jaakan
  12. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Bene-jaakan
  13. 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

Daniel Ventura


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.