Places in the Bible Today:

Eden 2


Translated NamesEden, Edenites
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. another name for Beth-eden (ancient): more than 95% confidence
    1. panorama of a plain in Beth-edenBeth-eden

Verses (3)

1Sam-Esth (1)
2Kgs 19:12
Job-Mal (2)
Isa 37:12
Ezek 27:23

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier (2007)Eden
OpenBible.infoa7409b9 (Eden 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2133


  2. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  3. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  4. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Eden
  5. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  6. Holman Bible Atlas (1999)
  7. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Beth-eden
  8. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 2Kgs 19:12-13; Ezek 27:23
  9. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009)
  10. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Eden
  11. New Bible Atlas (1985)
  12. New Bible Dictionary (1996)
  13. New Moody Atlas of the Bible (2009)
  14. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  15. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  16. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Eden
  17. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985)
  18. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  19. Wikipedia: Bit Adini
  20. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  21. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  22. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Beth Eden
  23. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972)

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.

The isobands you see on the map (gray areas with dark borders) attempt to give you confidence where a region is. Because many ancient regions aren't precisely defined, I consulted atlases to determine where the biblical region is located and used that data to build the isobands. The smaller isobands reflect more confidence that the given isoband is in the region, while the larger isobands reflect less confidence. Isobands are a kind of contour line that here indicate confidence levels.