Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesMosera, Moserah, Moseroth
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. within 50 km of Mount Hor 1 (ancient): 60% confidence. It may be:
    1. panorama of Har Zinwithin 50 km of Har Zin

    2. satellite view of the region around Imaret el Khureishehwithin 50 km of Imaret el Khureisheh

    3. satellite view of the region around Jebel es Sabhawithin 50 km of Jebel es Sabha

    4. satellite view of the region around Jebel el Hamrahwithin 50 km of Jebel el Hamrah

    5. panorama of Jebel Nebi Harunwithin 50 km of Jebel Nebi Harun

  2. within 50 km of Birein (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. trees at Bireinwithin 50 km of Birein

  3. Avdat (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. aerial panorama of ruins at AvdatAvdat

Verses (3)

  1. Num 33:30, 33:31
  2. Deut 10:6

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookMoseroth (2007)Moserah, Moseroth
OpenBible.infoa88331e (Moseroth)
TIPNRMoserah@Deu.10.6, Moseroth@Num.33.30
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1704, ot ID_1804


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Moserah (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Moserah, Moseroth
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Moseroth
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Moserah
  5. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Deut 10:6-9
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Moseroth
  7. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  8. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Moserah, Moseroth
  9. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Moseroth
  10. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Mosera
  11. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Mosera
  12. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  13. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  14. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Deut 10:6-7

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 (in this case, within 50 km of Mount Hor 1), 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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

yandud , Hamal Photography, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Uri, Daniel Ventura, אסף.צ


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.