Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameHalhul
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1 Identification

  1. Halhul (modern): 90% confidence
    1. cityscape of HalhulHalhul

Verses (1)

Josh 15:58

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookHalhul (2007)Halhul
OpenBible.infoafca9ce (Halhul)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1054
WikidataQ2574933 (modern)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 435
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Halhul (place)
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Halhul
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Halhul
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 15:58
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Halhul
  9. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  10. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 11
  11. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  12. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 72
  13. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Halhul
  14. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 263
  15. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  16. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Halhul
  17. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  18. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Halhul
  19. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Halhul
  20. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Halhul
  21. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Halhul
  22. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:58
  23. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  24. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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.

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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.