Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesCilicia, Keveh, Kue, Que
Notesapproximately equivalent to eastern Cilicia
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. Adana (modern): 90% confidence
    1. panorama of AdanaAdana

Verses (2)

  1. 1Kgs 10:28
  2. 2Chr 1:16

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookKue (2007)Kue
OpenBible.infoaf133c0 (Kue)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Kue (place)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Kue
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Kue
  5. Barnes, Historical Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  6. Biblica: The Bible Atlas (2007)
  7. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  8. CEB Bible Map Guide (2011)
  9. Discovery House Bible Atlas (2015)
  10. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Kue
  11. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  12. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): 1Kgs 10:28-29
  13. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Qewe
  14. HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History (2008)
  15. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Kue
  16. Holman Bible Atlas (1999)
  17. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Kue
  18. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 60
  19. Hudson, Bible Atlas and Companion (2008)
  20. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Kue
  21. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 2Chr 1:16
  22. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Kue
  23. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Kue
  24. New Bible Atlas (1985): Kue
  25. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  26. New Moody Atlas of the Bible (2009)
  27. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Kue
  28. One-Stop Bible Atlas (2010)
  29. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  30. Sacred Bridge (2014)
  31. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016)
  32. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Kue
  33. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Kue
  34. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  35. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Kue
  36. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): 1Kgs 10:28; 2Chr 1:16

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

Zeynel Cebeci


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.

The isobands you see on the map (gray areas with dark borders) attempt to give you confidence where a region is. Because many ancient regions aren't precisely defined, I consulted atlases to determine where the biblical region is located and used that data to build the isobands. The smaller isobands reflect more confidence that the given isoband is in the region, while the larger isobands reflect less confidence. Isobands are a kind of contour line that here indicate confidence levels.