Places in the Bible Today:

Bealoth 1

Data

Translated NameBealoth
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5 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Baalath-beer (ancient): 35% confidence. It may be:
    1. panorama of the region including Beer YerohamBeer Yeroham

    2. artifact from Tel MalhataTel Malhata

    3. satellite view of the region around Tel MasosTel Masos

    4. satellite view of the region around Tel IraTel Ira

    5. ruins at Horbat UzaHorbat Uza

    6. historical cityscape of Al MagharAl Maghar

    7. panorama of Wadi el Qeinialong Wadi el Qeini

    8. satellite view of the region around Horbat TayyavHorbat Tayyav

    9. church at Deir el AzarDeir el Azar

    10. satellite view of the region around Khirbet es SiyyaghKhirbet es Siyyagh

    11. panorama of MugharMughar

    12. ruins at QatraQatra

    13. ruins at En HazevaEn Hazeva

    14. satellite view of the region around Keslawithin 1 km of Kesla

    15. satellite view of the region around Tulul el MedbahTulul el Medbah

    16. cave at Arak IsmainArak Ismain

    17. ruins at Bayt ItabBayt Itab

  2. Beer Yeroham (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of the region including Beer YerohamBeer Yeroham

  3. Nahal Avnon Fortress (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. aerial panorama of the Nahal Avnon FortressNahal Avnon Fortress

  4. Tel Masos (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tel MasosTel Masos

  5. another name for Baalah 1 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Tulul el MedbahTulul el Medbah

    2. panorama of the region including Beer YerohamBeer Yeroham

    3. artifact from Tel MalhataTel Malhata

    4. satellite view of the region around Tel MasosTel Masos

    5. satellite view of the region around Tel IraTel Ira

    6. ruins at Horbat UzaHorbat Uza

    7. historical cityscape of Al MagharAl Maghar

    8. panorama of Wadi el Qeinialong Wadi el Qeini

    9. satellite view of the region around Horbat TayyavHorbat Tayyav

    10. church at Deir el AzarDeir el Azar

    11. satellite view of the region around Keslawithin 1 km of Kesla

    12. satellite view of the region around Khirbet es SiyyaghKhirbet es Siyyagh

    13. cave at Arak IsmainArak Ismain

    14. ruins at Bayt ItabBayt Itab

    15. panorama of MugharMughar

    16. ruins at QatraQatra

    17. ruins at En HazevaEn Hazeva

Verses (1)

Josh 15:24

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookBealoth
OpenBible.info (2007)Bealoth
OpenBible.infoa14325e (Bealoth 1)
TIPNRBaalath-beer@Jos.19.8
UBS Names Databaseot ID_595
WikipediaBealoth (partial)

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Bealoth (place)
  2. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Bealoth
  3. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 15:24
  4. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Bealoth
  5. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  6. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Bealoth
  7. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 127
  8. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Bealoth
  9. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Bealoth
  10. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Be-aloth
  11. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Bealoth
  12. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:24
  13. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Bealoth
  14. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  15. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (conneceted 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 Baalath-beer), 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. 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.