Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesBeth-Millo, Beth-millo, Beth Millo, house of Millo, house of the Millo, Millo
Notesin or near Shechem
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. in Shechem (ancient): 70% confidence
    1. aerial panorama of Tell Balatahin Tell Balatah

  2. another name for the Tower of Shechem (ancient): 30% confidence
    1. aerial panorama of Tell Balatahin Tell Balatah

Verses (3)

Josh-Ruth (2)
Judg 9:6, 9:20
1Sam-Esth (1)
2Kgs 12:20

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBeth-millo (2007)Beth-millo
OpenBible.infoa53f299 (Beth-millo)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Beth-millo (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Beth Millo
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Millo
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Beth-Millo
  5. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Judg 9:5-6
  6. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Beth-millo
  7. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Beth-Millo
  8. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Judg 9:6
  9. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Beth-millo
  10. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Beth Millo
  11. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Beth-millo
  12. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Beth-millo
  13. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Beth Millo
  14. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Judg 9:6

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, in Shechem), 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. 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.