Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesEglath-shelishiyah, Eglath Shelishiyah
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. within 10 km of Zoar (ancient): 35% confidence. It may be:
    1. panorama of Al Safiwithin 10 km of Al Safi

    2. panorama of hills in the region south of the Lisanwithin 10 km of the region south of the Lisan

    3. panorama of a region north of the Dead Seawithin 10 km of the region north of the Dead Sea

    4. satellite view of the region around Tell al Sheikh Isawithin 10 km of Tell al Sheikh Isa

    5. canyon at the mouth of Wadi Mujibwithin 10 km of the mouth of Wadi Mujib

    6. satellite view of the region around Tawahin el Sukkarwithin 10 km of Tawahin el Sukkar

    7. satellite view of the region around Esh Shaghurwithin 10 km of Esh Shaghur

    8. satellite view of the region around Tall Iktanuwithin 10 km of Tall Iktanu

    9. ruins at Bab edh Dhrawithin 10 km of Bab edh Dhra

  2. not a place (poetic): 25% confidence

Verses (2)

  1. Isa 15:5
  2. Jer 48:34

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookEglath-shelishiyah (2007)Eglath-shelishiyah
OpenBible.infoaf7eb92 (Eglath-shelishiyah)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2117


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Eglath-shelishiyah (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Eglath Shelishiyah
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Eglath-Shelishiyah
  4. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Eglath-shelishiyah
  5. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Eglath-shelishiyah
  6. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Eglath Shelishiyah

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

Ana al’ain, Adeeb Atwan, Вячеслав Ребров, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, hikinginjordan, Ana al’ain


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.