Places in the Bible Today:

Bezek 1


Translated NameBezek
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Bezek 2 (ancient): 55% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet IbziqKhirbet Ibziq

    2. satellite view of the region around Khirbet SalhabKhirbet Salhab

    3. satellite view of the region around Tell BezqaTell Bezqa

  2. Tell Bezqa (modern): 25% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell BezqaTell Bezqa

Verses (2)

Judg 1:4, 1:5

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBezek (2007)Bezek 1
OpenBible.infoaf48fdd (Bezek 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_465
WikipediaAdoni-Bezek (partial)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Bezek (place)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Bezek
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Bezek
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Bezek
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Bezek
  6. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Judg 1:4-5
  7. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Bezek
  8. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  9. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Bezek
  10. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Judg 1:4
  11. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Bezek of Adoni Bezek
  12. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  13. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  14. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Bezek
  15. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Bezek
  16. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  17. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  18. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Judg 1:4

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.

Places with Similar Names

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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.