Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesBeth-anath, Beth Anath
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. Safad el Battikh (modern): 40% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Safad el BattikhSafad el Battikh

  2. Bi’ina (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of Bi’ina, which is behind the buildings on the hill in the foregroundBi’ina

  3. Hinah (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around HinahHinah

  4. Aynata (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around AynataAynata

Verses (2)

  1. Josh 19:38
  2. Judg 1:33

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBeth-Anath (2007)Beth-anath
OpenBible.infoae6cef8 (Beth-anath)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_519


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 431
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Beth-anath (place)
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Beth-anath
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Beth-Anath
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 19:38; Judg 1:33
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Beth-anath
  9. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Beth-anath
  10. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Beth-anath
  11. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  12. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 23
  13. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  14. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 221
  15. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Beth-Anath
  16. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Judg 1:33
  17. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 5
  18. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Beth-anath
  19. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Beth-anath
  20. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  21. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Beth-anath
  22. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Bet Anat
  23. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Beth-anath
  24. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Beth-anath
  25. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  26. 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, Safad el Battikh), 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

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Almog


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.