Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesGaash, Mount Gaash, Nahale-gaash
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. within 10 km of Timnath-heres (ancient): 85% confidence
    1. panorama of Khirbet Tibnahwithin 10 km of Khirbet Tibnah

  2. Khirbet esh Shuna (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet esh ShunaKhirbet esh Shuna

  3. not a proper name (landform): less than 10% confidence

Verses (4)

Josh-Ruth (2)
Josh 24:30
Judg 2:9
1Sam-Esth (2)
2Sam 23:30
1Chr 11:32

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookMount Gaash (2007)Gaash
OpenBible.infoab05a42 (Gaash)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_755


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Gaash (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Gaash
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Gaash
  4. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Gaash
  5. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Gaash
  6. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 24:30
  7. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Gaash
  8. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Gaash
  9. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Gaash
  10. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Gaas
  11. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Gaash
  12. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Gaash
  13. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  14. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 24:30

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, within 10 km of Timnath-heres), 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

Amos1947, 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.