Modern locations of places in the Bible:

Khirbet Erqa Saqra


Also CalledErka Sakra, Tor es Saqr
Latitude, Longitude31.091352, 34.922965
Palestine 1928 Grid Coordinates (?)142593/055594
Point Precision1 km
Coordinates Sources
General Location Notes
  • Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000) (Eltolad): “20 km southeast of Beer-sheba
  • see Musil, Arabia Petraea Map (1907) (map 2) for the identification of Khirbet Erqa Saqra with Tor es Saqr (they’re in the same position on the two maps)
Precise Coordinates Notesthis is the closest excavation point to Tor es Saqr
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Biblical places associated with Khirbet Erqa Saqra

10-meter-per-pixel satellite Image

satellite view of the region around Khirbet Erqa Saqra
Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019 (modified)