Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameDophkah
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1 Identification

  1. Serabit el Khadim (modern): 45% confidence
    1. ruins at Serabit el KhadimSerabit el Khadim

Verses (2)

Num 33:12, 33:13

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookDophkah (2007)Dophkah
OpenBible.infoa070c7b (Dophkah)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_832


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Dophkah (place)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Dophkah
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Dophkah
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Dophkah
  6. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Exod 16:1-3
  7. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Dophkah
  8. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Dophkah
  9. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  10. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006): Dophkah
  11. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Exod 16:1-3
  12. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Dophkah
  13. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Dophkah
  14. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Dophkah
  15. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  16. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Num 33:1-56 Cycle 2
  17. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 66

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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Einsamer Schütze


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.