Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameRogelim
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Zaharet (modern): 35% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around ZaharetZaharet

  2. Tell Barsina (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell BarsinaTell Barsina

Verses (2)

2Sam 17:27, 19:31

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookRogelim (2007)Rogelim
OpenBible.infoa7d0e71 (Rogelim)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2667
WikipediaList of minor biblical places#Rogelim (anchor)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 441
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Rogelim (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Rogelim
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Rogelim
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Rogelim
  7. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): 2Sam 17:27-29
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Rogelim
  9. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  10. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  11. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Rogelim
  12. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 5
  13. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  14. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Rogelim
  15. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Rogelim
  16. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Rogelim
  17. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Rogelim
  18. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  19. 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, 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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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.