Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesJaazer, Jazer
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6 Possible Identifications

  1. Khirbet Sara (modern): 30% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet SaraKhirbet Sara

  2. Khirbet Jazzir (modern): 25% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet JazzirKhirbet Jazzir

  3. Khirbet es Sireh (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet es SirehKhirbet es Sireh

  4. Tell el Areme (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell el AremeTell el Areme

  5. Kom Yajuz (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape including Kom Yajuz, which is not visible behind the buildingsKom Yajuz

  6. Yajuz (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at YajuzYajuz

Verses (13)

Gen-Deut (5)
Num 21:24, 21:32, 32:1, 32:3, 32:35
Josh-Ruth (2)
Josh 13:25, 21:39
1Sam-Esth (3)
2Sam 24:5
1Chr 6:81, 26:31
Job-Mal (3)
Isa 16:8, 16:9
Jer 48:32

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookJazer (2007)Jazer
OpenBible.infoa095b6e (Jazer)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1389


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 437
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Jazer (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Jaazer; Jazer
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Jazer
  5. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 221
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Jazer
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. Gordon, I and II Samuel (1986): 2Sam 24:5
  10. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Jazer
  11. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Jazer
  12. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  13. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 9
  14. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  15. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 276
  16. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Jazer
  17. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 13:24-29; Num 32:1; Isa 16:7-9
  18. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Jazer
  19. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 4
  20. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Jazer
  21. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  22. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  23. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  24. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Jazer
  25. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Yazer
  26. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 13:25
  27. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Jaazer
  28. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  29. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  30. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Jer 48:32; Josh 13:24

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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Adeeb Atwan, Yazan Al-Hajjaj


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.