Places in the Bible Today:

Riblah 1


Translated NamesDiblah, Diblath, Riblah
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1 Identification

  1. Rableh (modern): more than 95% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around RablehRableh

Verses (11)

1Sam-Esth (4)
2Kgs 23:33, 25:6, 25:20, 25:21
Job-Mal (7)
Jer 39:5, 39:6, 52:9, 52:10, 52:26, 52:27
Ezek 6:14

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookRiblah (of Hamath) (2007)Riblah 1
OpenBible.infoab2bde8 (Riblah 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2664, ot ID_786


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 441
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Riblah (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Riblah
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Riblah
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Riblah
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Riblah
  8. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Riblah
  9. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Riblah
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Riblah
  11. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Jer 39:5
  12. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Riblah
  13. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Riblah, Riblath
  14. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  15. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  16. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Riblah
  17. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Riblah
  18. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Riblah
  19. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Riblah
  20. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  21. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  22. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Jer 39:5
  23. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 154

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification 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

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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.