Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesBeth-Jeshimoth, Beth-jeshimoth, Beth-jesimoth, Beth Jeshimoth, Beth Jesimoth
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Tell Azeimeh (modern): 80% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell AzeimehTell Azeimeh

  2. Khirbet Suweimeh (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama looking southeast of the region including Khirbet Suweimeh, which is not visibleKhirbet Suweimeh

Verses (4)

Gen-Deut (1)
Num 33:49
Josh-Ruth (2)
Josh 12:3, 13:20
Job-Mal (1)
Ezek 25:9

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBeth-jeshimoth (2007)Beth-jeshimoth
OpenBible.infoa30f37b (Beth-jeshimoth)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_488
WikipediaList of minor biblical places#Beth Jeshimoth (anchor)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 432
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Beth-jeshimoth (place)
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Beth-jeshimoth
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Beth-Jeshimoth
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 12:2
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Beth-jeshimoth
  9. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Beth-jeshimoth
  10. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  11. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 2
  12. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  13. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 277
  14. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Beth-Jeshimoth
  15. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Ezek 25:9
  16. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Beth-jeshimoth
  17. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Beth-jeshimoth
  18. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Beth-jeshimoth
  19. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  20. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Beth-jeshimoth
  21. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Beth-jeshimoth
  22. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Bet ha-Yesimot
  23. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Beth-jeshimoth
  24. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 12:3
  25. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Beth-jeshimoth
  26. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  27. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  28. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Num 33:1-56 Cycle 6

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 (in this case, Tell Azeimeh), 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, Ori~


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.