Places in the Bible Today:

Zeredah 2


Translated NamesZarethan, Zeredah, Zeredathah
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1 Identification

  1. another name for Zarethan (ancient): 75% confidence. It may be:
    1. artifact from Tell es Sa’idiyehTell es Sa’idiyeh

    2. satellite view of the region around Tell Umm HamadTell Umm Hamad

    3. satellite view of the region around Tall al MeqbarahTall al Meqbarah

    4. satellite view of the region around SleikhatSleikhat

    5. panorama of a region including Tell ed DamiyehTell ed Damiyeh

    6. satellite view of the region around Tell SimadiTell Simadi

    7. ruins at Qarn SartabaQarn Sartaba

    8. satellite view of the region around Tell el QosTell el Qos

    9. ruins at Tel RehovTel Rehov

Verses (1)

2Chr 4:17

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier (2007)Zeredah 2
OpenBible.infoa6dc035 (Zeredah 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2547


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Zeredah
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Zeredah
  6. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  7. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Judg 7:22
  8. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  9. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  10. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  11. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Zeredah
  12. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  13. 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.

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Thumbnail Image Credits

Mary Harrsch, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Matson Collection, Bukvoed, Bukvoed


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.