Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesBeth-emek, Beth Emeck, Beth Emek
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Tel Emek (modern): 70% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tel EmekTel Emek

  2. Khirbet Abu Mudawwar (modern): 15% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Abu MudawwarKhirbet Abu Mudawwar

Verses (1)

Josh 19:27

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBeth-Emek (2007)Beth-emek
OpenBible.infoa587ea0 (Beth-emek)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_491


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 432
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Beth-emek (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Beth Emek
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Beth-emek
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Beth-Emek
  7. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Beth-emek
  9. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  10. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  11. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Beth-Emek
  12. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Beth Emek
  13. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Beth-emek
  14. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Beth-emek
  15. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Beth-emek
  16. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Beth-emek
  17. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  18. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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, Tel Emek), 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. 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.