Places in the Bible Today:

Ebenezer 2


Translated NamesEben-ezer, Ebenezer
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. in the region between Mizpah and Shen (modern): 25% confidence
    1. aerial panorama in the region between Mizpah and Shenin the region between Mizpah and Shen

  2. another name for Ebenezer 1 (ancient): 15% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Izbet SartahIzbet Sartah

    2. building at Majdel YabaMajdel Yaba

  3. within 5 km of Mizpah 3 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. aerial panorama of Tell en Nasbehwithin 5 km of Tell en Nasbeh

    2. building at Nabi Samwilwithin 5 km of Nabi Samwil

  4. another name for Jeshanah (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Burj el IsanehBurj el Isaneh

Verses (1)

1Sam 7:12

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookEbenezer Stone (2007)Ebenezer
OpenBible.infoaadaf09 (Ebenezer 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_43


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Ebenezer (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Ebenezer
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Ebenezer
  4. Gordon, I and II Samuel (1986): 1Sam 7:12
  5. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Ebenezer
  6. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 1Sam 7:12
  7. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Ebenezer
  8. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Ebenezer
  9. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  10. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  11. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  12. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): 1Sam 7:12
  13. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 180

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, for example, 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

Thumbnail Image Credits

Dvirraz, Ori~, Bukvoed, דניאל צבי, Alexey Goral, יעקב


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.