Places in the Bible Today:

Baalath-beer

Data

Translated NamesBaal, Baalat-Beor, Baalath, Baalath-beer, Baalath Beer
Typesettlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

8 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Bealoth 1 (ancient): 20% confidence. It may be:
    1. panorama of the region including Beer YerohamBeer Yeroham

    2. aerial panorama of the Nahal Avnon FortressNahal Avnon Fortress

    3. satellite view of the region around Tel MasosTel Masos

    4. satellite view of the region around Tulul el MedbahTulul el Medbah

  2. Beer Yeroham (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of the region including Beer YerohamBeer Yeroham

  3. Tel Malhata (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. artifact from Tel MalhataTel Malhata

  4. another name for Ramah 6 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Tel IraTel Ira

    2. ruins at Horbat UzaHorbat Uza

    3. satellite view of the region around Khirbet es SiyyaghKhirbet es Siyyagh

    4. cave at Arak IsmainArak Ismain

    5. ruins at Bayt ItabBayt Itab

  5. Tel Masos (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tel MasosTel Masos

  6. Tel Ira (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tel IraTel Ira

  7. another name for Kinah (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Horbat UzaHorbat Uza

    2. panorama of Wadi el Qeinialong Wadi el Qeini

    3. satellite view of the region around Horbat TayyavHorbat Tayyav

    4. ruins at En HazevaEn Hazeva

  8. another name for Baalath 2 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. historical cityscape of Al MagharAl Maghar

    2. church at Deir el AzarDeir el Azar

    3. ruins at QatraQatra

    4. panorama of MugharMughar

    5. satellite view of the region around Tulul el MedbahTulul el Medbah

    6. satellite view of the region around Keslawithin 1 km of Kesla

    7. panorama of the region including Beer YerohamBeer Yeroham

    8. aerial panorama of the Nahal Avnon FortressNahal Avnon Fortress

    9. satellite view of the region around Tel MasosTel Masos

Verses (2)

Josh-Ruth (1)
Josh 19:8
1Sam-Esth (1)
1Chr 4:33

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Biblemapper.com209
Logos FactbookBaalath-beer
OpenBible.info (2007)Baal, Baalath-beer
OpenBible.infoa03cc2d (Baalath-beer)
TIPNRBaalath-beer@Jos.19.8
UBS Names Databaseot ID_592, ot ID_600
WikidataQ4837134

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Baalath-beer (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Baalath Beer
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Baalath-beer
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Baalath-Beer
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 19:7-8
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Baalath-beer
  9. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Baalath-beer
  10. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 19
  11. Howard, Joshua (1998): 19:2-8
  12. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 1Sam 30:27-31; Josh 19:1-9
  13. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 97
  14. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Baalath-beer
  15. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Baalath-beer
  16. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 19:8
  17. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (conneceted 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

Mboesch, Amos Meron, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Gary Todd, Lior Golgher, savion29, Danny Lyulev, Lior Golgher, Bukvoed, Anonymous, Bahnfrend, Bukvoed, Ori~

About

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.