Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesShaalbon, Shaalbonite
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1 Identification

  1. another name for Shaalbim (ancient): 85% confidence. It may be:
    1. recent ruins at SalbitSalbit

    2. satellite view of the region around Khirbet SalhabKhirbet Salhab

Verses (2)

  1. 2Sam 23:32
  2. 1Chr 11:33

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookShaalbonites
OpenBible.infoa1303a4 (Shaalbon)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 120
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Shaalbon (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Shaalbon
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Shaalbon
  5. Gordon, I and II Samuel (1986): 2Sam 23:32-33
  6. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Shaalbon
  7. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Shaalbon
  8. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Shaalbonites
  9. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Shaalbon
  10. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Shaalbim
  11. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009): Shaalbon
  12. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Shaalbonite
  13. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Shaalbon
  14. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Shaalabbin, Shaalbim, Shaalbon
  15. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Shaalbim, Shaalabbin
  16. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Shaalabbin, Shaalbim

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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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.