Places in the Bible Today:

Sheba 1


Translated NamesArabia, Sabeans, Seba, Sheba
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1 Identification

  1. Sheba (modern): very high confidence
    1. panorama of ruins at Old Ma’rib in ShebaSheba

Verses (18)

1Sam-Esth (8)
1Kgs 10:1, 10:4, 10:10, 10:13
2Chr 9:1, 9:3, 9:9, 9:12
Job-Mal (10)
Job 6:19
Ps 72:10, 72:15
Isa 43:3, 60:6
Jer 6:20
Ezek 27:22, 27:23, 38:13
Joel 3:8

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookSheba (Arabia) (2007)Seba, Sheba
OpenBible.infoa81ab85 (Sheba 1)
TIPNRSeba@Psa.72.10, Sheba@1Ki.10.1


  1. Barnes, Historical Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  2. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  3. Discovery House Bible Atlas (2015)
  4. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  5. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  6. Holman Bible Atlas (1999)
  7. Hudson, Bible Atlas and Companion (2008)
  8. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006)
  9. Kregel Bible Atlas (2003)
  10. National Geographic, The Biblical World (2007)
  11. New Moody Atlas of the Bible (2009)
  12. One-Stop Bible Atlas (2010)
  13. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  14. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981)
  15. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985)
  16. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001)

Places with Similar Names


panorama of ruins at Old Ma’rib in Sheba
Credit: Tapatio (modified)


This page identifies the current consensus around the modern location of this biblical place.

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.