Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameKibzaim
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1 Identification

  1. another name for Jokmeam 2 (ancient): 45% confidence. It may be:
    1. panorama of Tel al MazarTel al Mazar

    2. satellite view of the region around Tell SimadiTell Simadi

    3. ruins at Tel YokneamTel Yokneam

    4. cityscape of QusinQusin

    5. ruins at Tell esh Sheikh DhiabTell esh Sheikh Dhiab

Verses (1)

Josh 21:22

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookKibzaim (2007)Kibzaim
OpenBible.infoa5187a4 (Kibzaim)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2569


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Kibzaim (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Kibzaim
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Kibzaim
  4. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Kibzaim
  5. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  6. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Jokmeam
  7. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009): Jokmeam
  8. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Kibzaim
  9. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 21:22-25
  10. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Kibzaim
  11. 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

יעקב, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Bukvoed, יעקב, Shay Bar


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.