Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesKibroth-hattaavah, Kibroth Hattaavah
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. Erweis el Ebeirig (modern): 45% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Erweis el EbeirigErweis el Ebeirig

  2. along Wadi Sa’l (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Wadi Sa’lalong Wadi Sa’l

  3. along Wadi al Aghaydira (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Wadi al Aghaydiraalong Wadi al Aghaydira

  4. along Wadi Sudr (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Wadi Sudralong Wadi Sudr

Verses (5)

  1. Num 11:34, 11:35, 33:16, 33:17
  2. Deut 9:22

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookKibroth-Hattaavah (2007)Kibroth-hattaavah
OpenBible.infoae7836a (Kibroth-hattaavah)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Kibroth-hattaavah (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Kibroth-hattaavah
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Kibroth-Hattaavah
  4. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Kibroth-hattaavah
  5. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Kibroth-hattaavah
  6. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Kibroth-hattaavah
  7. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Kibroth-hattaavah
  8. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Kibroth-hattaavah
  9. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  10. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Deut 9:22; Num 33:1-56 Cycle 2
  11. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 67

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, Erweis el Ebeirig), 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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Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019


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.