Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesBeth-tappuah, Beth Tappuah
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1 Identification

  1. Taffuh (modern): 80% confidence
    1. streetscape of TaffuhTaffuh

Verses (1)

Josh 15:53

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBeth-Tappuah (2007)Beth-tappuah
OpenBible.infoadac973 (Beth-tappuah)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_515


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 432
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Beth-tappuah (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Beth Tappuah
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Beth-Tappuah
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Beth-Tappuah
  7. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  8. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 15:53
  9. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Beth-tappuah
  10. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  11. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 11
  12. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  13. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Beth-Tappuah
  14. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 15:48-60
  15. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 248
  16. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  17. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Beth-tappuah
  18. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Beth-tappuah
  19. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Beth-tappuah
  20. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Bet Tappuah
  21. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Beth-tappuah
  22. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:53
  23. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Beth-tappuah
  24. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  25. 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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Randa Fawzi


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.