Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameLebonah
Notesit’s possible that some of these sources mean Lubban Sherqujeh when they say simply "Lubban"
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

2 Possible Identifications

  1. Khan el Lubban (modern): 50% confidence
    1. building at Khan el LubbanKhan el Lubban

  2. Lubban Sherqujeh (modern): 25% confidence
    1. cityscape of Lubban SherqujehLubban Sherqujeh

Verses (1)

Judg 21:19

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookLebonah (2007)Lebonah
OpenBible.infoab6bb68 (Lebonah)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1624


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 439
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Lebonah (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Lebonah
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Lebonah
  5. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 176
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Dorsey, Roads and Highways of Ancient Israel (1991): Map 7: page 135
  8. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Lebonah
  9. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  10. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Judg 21:19
  11. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Lebonah
  12. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  13. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  14. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 147
  15. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Lebonah
  16. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Judg 21:19
  17. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  18. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Lebonah
  19. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  20. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Lebonah
  21. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Lubban as-Sarqiya
  22. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Lebonah
  23. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Lebonah
  24. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  25. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  26. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Judg 21:19

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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

שלומי שטרית, עדירל


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.