Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameNetaim
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Khirbet en Nuweiti (modern): 55% confidence
    1. cityscape of the settlement containing Khirbet en NuweitiKhirbet en Nuweiti

  2. Khirbet Qeiyafa (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at Khirbet QeiyafaKhirbet Qeiyafa

Verses (1)

1Chr 4:23

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookNetaim (2007)Netaim
OpenBible.infoaaa0f54 (Netaim)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1963


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Netaim (place)
  2. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Netaim
  3. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Netaim
  4. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 184

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, Khirbet en Nuweiti), 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

אסף.צ, Yaels


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.