Places in the Bible Today:
|Translated Names||Desert of Jeruel, Jeruel, Wilderness of Jeruel|
|Notes||region between Ziz and Tekoa, near Engedi; Keil and Delitzsch Old Testament Commentary (1865) describes the area as "bounded on the south by Wadi el Ghr, extending from the Dead Sea to the neighbourhood of Tekoa; Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010) (Jeruel, Desert/Wilderness of): "west of En Gedi near the Nahal Arugot," (which is the same as Wadi el Arrub; see Palestine and Transjordan (2013) for the identification of Wadi Ghar with the location of Engedi|
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|UBS Names Database||ot ID_1443|
Credit: Moshe Eliyahu (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.
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