Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesBene-jaakan, Bene-Jaakan, Bene Jaakan
Notessee Wikipedia for the identification of this site with Birein
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1 Identification

  1. Birein (modern): 40% confidence
    1. trees at BireinBirein

Verses (2)

Num 33:31, 33:32

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBene-jaakan (2007)Bene-jaakan
OpenBible.infoa0fe2be (Bene-jaakan)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_566


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Beeroth Bene-jaakan
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Bene-jaakan
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Beeroth Bene-jaakan
  4. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Bene-jaakan
  5. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Beeroth
  6. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  7. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Beeroth
  8. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Beeroth Bene-jaakan

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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Daniel Ventura


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.