Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameRabbith
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Daberath (ancient): 50% confidence
    1. aerial panorama of Horvat DevoraHorvat Devora

  2. Raba (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. historical drawing of ruins at RabaRaba

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

Verses (1)

Josh 19:20

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookRabbith (2007)Rabbith
OpenBible.infoa13ffd4 (Rabbith)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2663
WikipediaList of minor biblical places#Rabbith (anchor)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Rabbith (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Rabbith
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Rabbith
  4. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Rabbith
  5. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 21
  6. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  7. Howard, Joshua (1998): 19:18-21 note 200
  8. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Rabbith
  9. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Rabbith
  10. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009): Daberath
  11. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Rabbith
  12. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Rabbith
  13. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Rabbith
  14. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Rabbith
  15. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 19:20
  16. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  17. 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 (in this case, another name for Daberath), 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

Tamir Bejerano, Conder and Kitchener, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019


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.