Places in the Bible Today:

Bozrah 2


Translated NameBozrah
Notesin Moab
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Bezer (ancient): 45% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Umm el AmadUmm el Amad

    2. satellite view of the region around Tall JalulTall Jalul

  2. Umm el Amad (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Umm el AmadUmm el Amad

  3. Barazen (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around BarazenBarazen

Verses (1)

Jer 48:24

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBozrah (in Moab) (2007)Bozrah 2
OpenBible.infoa8adc43 (Bozrah 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_616


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Bozrah (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Bozrah
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Bozrah
  4. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 232
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Bozrah
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Bozrah
  7. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Bozrah
  8. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  9. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Bozrah
  10. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Jer 48:21-24
  11. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Bozrah
  12. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  13. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  14. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  15. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Bozrah
  16. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Bozrah
  17. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Bozrah
  18. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Bozrah
  19. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  20. 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 (in this case, another name for Bezer), 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.

Places with Similar Names

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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.