Places in the Bible Today:

Nebo 1


Translated NamesMount Nebo, Nebo
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Khirbet al Mukhayyat (modern): 60% confidence
    1. ruins at Khirbet al MukhayyatKhirbet al Mukhayyat

  2. Khirbet Ayun Musa (modern): 25% confidence
    1. panorama of ruins at Khirbet Ayun MusaKhirbet Ayun Musa

Verses (7)

Gen-Deut (3)
Num 32:3, 32:38, 33:47
1Sam-Esth (1)
1Chr 5:8
Job-Mal (3)
Isa 15:2
Jer 48:1, 48:22

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookNebo (of Moab) (2007)Nebo 1
OpenBible.infoab5bd29 (Nebo 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1914


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 440
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Nebo (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Nebo
  4. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 232
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Nebo (place)
  7. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  8. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Nebo
  9. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  10. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 277
  11. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Nebo
  12. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Jer 48:1
  13. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Nebo of Moab
  14. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Nebo
  15. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  16. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Nebo
  17. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Nebo
  18. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Nebo
  19. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Nebo
  20. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  21. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  22. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Num 32:3; Jer 48:1

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 al Mukhayyat), 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

Bashar Tabbah, Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg)


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.