Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesBeth-gamul, Beth Gamul
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1 Identification

  1. Jumaiyil (modern): 55% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around JumaiyilJumaiyil

Verses (1)

Jer 48:23

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBeth-gamul (2007)Beth-gamul
OpenBible.infoa367677 (Beth-gamul)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_482


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 432
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Beth-gamul (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Beth Gamul
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Beth-gamul
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Beth-Gamul
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Beth-gamul
  8. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  9. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Beth-Gamul
  11. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Jer 48:21-24
  12. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  13. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Beth-gamul
  14. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  15. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Beth-gamul
  16. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Beth-gamul
  17. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Bet Gamul
  18. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Beth-gamul
  19. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  20. 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.

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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.