Places in the Bible Today:

Zeredah 1


Translated NamesZereda, Zeredah
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. Deir Ghassaneh (modern): 45% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Deir GhassanehDeir Ghassaneh

  2. Ain Seridah (modern): 20% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Ain SeridahAin Seridah

  3. Khirbet Banat Barr (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. aerial panorama of Khirbet Banat Barr, which is at centerKhirbet Banat Barr

  4. Surdah (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of SurdahSurdah

Verses (1)

1Kgs 11:26

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookZeredah (2007)Zeredah 1
OpenBible.infoa07ae2d (Zeredah 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2547


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 443
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Zeredah (place)
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Zeredah
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Zeredah
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Zeredah
  7. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Zeredah
  8. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  9. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Zeredah
  11. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 1Kgs 11:26
  12. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  13. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Zeredah
  14. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  15. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Zeredah
  16. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Zeredah
  17. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Zereda
  18. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  19. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Dvirraz, יעקב


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.