Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameElealeh
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. Al ‘Al (modern): 80% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Al ‘AlAl ‘Al

Verses (5)

Gen-Deut (2)
Num 32:3, 32:37
Job-Mal (3)
Isa 15:4, 16:9
Jer 48:34

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookElealeh (2007)Elealeh
OpenBible.infoa5ccd34 (Elealeh)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_272
WikipediaElealeh (redirect)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 434
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Elealeh (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Elealeh
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Elealeh
  5. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 233
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Elealeh
  7. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Elealeh
  9. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Elealeh
  10. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  11. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  12. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Elealeh
  13. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Isa 16:7-9
  14. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Elealeh
  15. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  16. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  17. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  18. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Elealeh
  19. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Elealeh
  20. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Elealeh
  21. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Elealeh
  22. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  23. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  24. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Num 32:3

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

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.