Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameOboth
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. Ein Weibeh (modern): 40% confidence
    1. park at Ein WeibehEin Weibeh

  2. Gharandal (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around GharandalGharandal

  3. Telah (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around TelahTelah

  4. En Hazeva (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at En HazevaEn Hazeva

Verses (4)

Num 21:10, 21:11, 33:43, 33:44

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookOboth (2007)Oboth
OpenBible.infoa0ef1e1 (Oboth)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_51


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Oboth (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Oboth
  3. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 204
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Oboth
  5. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Oboth
  7. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Oboth
  8. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Oboth
  9. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Oboth
  11. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 2
  12. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  13. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Oboth
  14. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  15. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985): page 123
  16. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Oboth
  17. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Obot
  18. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Oboth
  19. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Oboth
  20. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  21. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 69

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 (in this case, Ein Weibeh), 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

Chaver83, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Bukvoed


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.