Places in the Bible Today:

Baalah 2


Translated NameBaalah
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1 Identification

  1. another name for Kiriath-jearim (ancient): more than 95% confidence
    1. church at Deir el AzarDeir el Azar

Verses (3)

Josh-Ruth (2)
Josh 15:9, 15:10
1Sam-Esth (1)
1Chr 13:6

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBaalah (2007)Baalah 2
OpenBible.infoac2f5ea (Baalah 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_594
WikipediaBaalah (partial)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 430
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Baalah (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Balah
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Baalah
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Baalah
  7. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): 1Kgs 9:18
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Baalah
  9. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Baalah
  10. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  11. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 10
  12. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  13. Howard, Joshua (1998): 15:5b-11
  14. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Balah
  15. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 18:15
  16. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 279
  17. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  18. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Baalah
  19. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  20. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Baalah
  21. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Baalah
  22. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Baalah
  23. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  24. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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.

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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.