Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesBaalah in Judah, Baalah of Judah, Baale-judah, Baale Judah, Baale of Judah
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1 Identification

  1. another name for Kiriath-jearim (ancient): more than 95% confidence
    1. church at Deir el AzarDeir el Azar

Verses (1)

2Sam 6:2

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBaale-Judah (2007)Baale-judah
OpenBible.infoa66f19c (Baale-judah)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_596


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Baale-judah (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Baale, Baale-Judah
  3. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): 2Sam 6:1-5
  4. Gordon, I and II Samuel (1986): 2Sam 6:2
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Baale-judah
  6. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011)
  7. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Baale-Judah
  8. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 2Sam 6:2
  9. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Baale-judah
  10. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Baale
  11. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Baale of Judah
  12. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  13. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  14. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): 2Sam 6:2

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.

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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.