Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameLehi
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. Khirbet es Siyyagh (modern): 50% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet es SiyyaghKhirbet es Siyyagh

  2. not a proper name (boundary description): 20% confidence
  3. Arak Ismain (modern): 15% confidence
    1. cave at Arak IsmainArak Ismain

  4. Bayt Itab (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at Bayt ItabBayt Itab

Verses (4)

Josh-Ruth (3)
Judg 15:9, 15:14, 15:19
1Sam-Esth (1)
2Sam 23:11

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookLehi (2007)Lehi
OpenBible.infoaeeaca0 (Lehi)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1647


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Lehi (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Lehi
  3. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  4. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Ramath-lehi
  5. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Judg 15:9
  6. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  7. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Judg 15:9

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

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, savion29, Danny Lyulev


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.