Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesDedan, Dedanim, Dedanite, Dedanites, Rhodes, Rhodians
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1 Identification

  1. Al Khuraybah (modern): 85% confidence
    1. panorama of Al KhuraybahAl Khuraybah

Verses (7)

  1. Isa 21:13
  2. Jer 25:23, 49:8
  3. Ezek 25:13, 27:15, 27:20, 38:13

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookDedan (town) (2007)Dedan
OpenBible.infoa3a2a75 (Dedan)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Dedan (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Dedan
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Dedan
  4. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  5. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Jer 49:8 note
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Dedan
  7. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Dedan
  8. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Dedan
  9. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  10. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 299
  11. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006): Dedan
  12. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Isa 21:13
  13. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Dedan
  14. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  15. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  16. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Dedan (Place)
  17. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Dedan
  18. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  19. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  20. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Jer 49:8

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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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.