Places in the Bible Today:

Rehoboth 2

Data

Translated NamesRehoboth, Rehoboth-by-the-River, Rehoboth-on-the-River
Typesettlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

4 Possible Identifications

  1. Ras Rihab (modern): 45% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Ras RihabRas Rihab

  2. within 20 km of Wadi Ghuwayr (modern): 20% confidence
    1. panorama of Wadi Ghuwayrwithin 20 km of Wadi Ghuwayr

  3. Khirbet Musrab (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet MusrabKhirbet Musrab

  4. Al Rahba (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at Al RahbaAl Rahba

Verses (2)

Gen-Deut (1)
Gen 36:37
1Sam-Esth (1)
1Chr 1:48

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookRehoboth on the Euphrates
OpenBible.info (2007)Rehoboth 2
OpenBible.infoa17e154 (Rehoboth 2)
TIPNRRehoboth@Gen.36.37
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2678
WikipediaRehoboth (Bible) (partial)

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Rehoboth (place)
  2. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Rehoboth
  3. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Rehoboth on the Euphrates
  4. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009): Rehoboth
  5. 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, 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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Thumbnail Image Credits

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Joe Roe, Zoeperkoe

About

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.