Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesAram Beth-Rehob, Aram Beth Rehob, Beth-rehob, Beth Rehob
Typesregion or settlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

5 Possible Identifications

  1. in the Beqaa Valley (modern): 25% confidence
    1. panorama of the Beqaa Valleyin the Beqaa Valley

  2. in the upper Huleh Valley (modern): 20% confidence
    1. panorama of the upper Huleh Valleyin the upper Huleh Valley

  3. Hunin (modern): 15% confidence
    1. building at HuninHunin

  4. Tel Dan (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. gate at Tel DanTel Dan

  5. Banias (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at BaniasBanias

Verses (2)

Josh-Ruth (1)
Judg 18:28
1Sam-Esth (1)
2Sam 10:6

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBeth-Rehob (2007)Beth-rehob
OpenBible.infoad44b24 (Beth-rehob)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_511
WikipediaAram Rehob (partial)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Beth-rehob (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Beth Rehob
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Beth-rehob
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Beth-Rehob
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Beth-rehob
  8. Holman Bible Atlas (1999)
  9. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  10. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 224
  11. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Beth-Rehob
  12. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Judg 18:28
  13. New Bible Atlas (1985)
  14. New Moody Atlas of the Bible (2009)
  15. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Beth-rehob; Rehob
  16. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  17. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985)
  18. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001)
  19. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Beth-rehob
  20. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  21. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  22. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Judg 18:28

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

Rasmus Bøgeskov Larsen, Jotpe, Bukvoed, Lajoya02, EdoM


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.