Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesKarka, Karkaa
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1 Identification

  1. Ain Qoseimeh (modern): 55% confidence
    1. panorama from Ain QoseimehAin Qoseimeh

Verses (1)

Josh 15:3

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookKarka (2007)Karka
OpenBible.infoa438f5e (Karka)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2646
WikipediaCities in the Book of Joshua (nonunique url)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 438
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Karka (place)
  3. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Karka
  5. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 10
  6. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 54
  7. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 2
  8. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Karka
  9. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Karka
  10. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Karkaa
  11. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  12. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  13. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Num 34:4

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

Matson Collection


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.