Places in the Bible Today:

Ephraim 2


Translated NameEphraim
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Ephraim 1 (ancient): more than 95% confidence. It may be:
    1. cityscape of TaybehTaybeh

    2. panorama of Al QastalAl Qastal

  2. Ein Samia (modern): 15% confidence
    1. panorama of Ein Samia, which is at centerEin Samia

  3. Khirbet Marjame (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Khirbet Marjame, which is on the hill in the midgroundKhirbet Marjame

Verses (1)

John 11:54

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier (2007)Ephraim
OpenBible.infoad14500 (Ephraim 2)
UBS Names Databasent ID_416


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  3. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Ephron
  4. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  5. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): pages 319, 320
  6. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  7. Revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary (2012): John 11:54
  8. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  9. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  10. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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, another name for Ephraim 1), 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

Ralf Lotys, ZeevStein, Basheer.f, Lipkin.Aaron


This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. 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.