Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesHezron, Kerioth, Kerioth-hezron, Kerioth Hezron
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. Khirbet el Qaryatein (modern): 35% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet el QaryateinKhirbet el Qaryatein

  2. not a place (title): less than 10% confidence
  3. another name for Hazor 3 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. closeup of Ein QedeisEin Qedeis

    2. panorama of Khirbet el QudeiratKhirbet el Qudeirat

    3. pool at Ain el Qudeiratwithin 10 km of Ain el Qudeirat

    4. closeup of Ein Qedeiswithin 10 km of Ein Qedeis

    5. panorama of Har Avnon in the backgroundHar Avnon

    6. panorama looking southwest including Mesudat Ein Qedeis, which is at the light area by the road at centerMesudat Ein Qedeis

Verses (1)

Josh 15:25

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookKerioth-hezron (2007)Kerioth-hezron
OpenBible.infoaf66926 (Kerioth-hezron)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1133, ot ID_2633
WikipediaKerioth (partial)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 438
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Kerioth-hezron (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Kerioth
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Kerioth Hezron
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Kerioth-hezron
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Kerioth-Hezron
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Kerioth-hezron
  10. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  11. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 11
  12. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  13. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Kerioth-hezron
  14. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 15:21-32
  15. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Kerioth-hezron
  16. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 128
  17. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Kerioth
  18. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  19. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Kerioth-hezron
  20. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Qeriyot
  21. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Kerioth
  22. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:25
  23. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Kerioth
  24. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  25. 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, 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, Matson Collection, Matson Collection, Matson Collection,, Onzd


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.