Places in the Bible Today:

Tiphsah 1


Translated NameTiphsah
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Thapsacus (ancient): 75% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around DibsehDibseh

  2. Dibseh (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around DibsehDibseh

Verses (1)

1Kgs 4:24

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookTiphsah (of Solomon) (2007)Tiphsah 1
OpenBible.infoaab8f2d (Tiphsah 1)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Tiphsah (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Tiphsah
  3. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Tiphsah
  5. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Tiphsah
  7. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Tiphsah
  8. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Tiphsah
  9. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Tiphsah
  11. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Tiphsah
  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): Tiphsah
  16. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Tiphsah
  17. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Tiphsah
  18. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Tiphsah
  19. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  20. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): 2Kgs 15:16

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 Thapsacus), 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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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.