Places in the Bible Today:

Achzib 1


Translated NamesAchzib, Aczib, Akzib
Notesin Judah
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Tel el Beida (modern): 55% confidence
    1. ruins at Tel el BeidaTel el Beida

  2. Ain Kezbeh (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Ain KezbehAin Kezbeh

Verses (2)

Josh-Ruth (1)
Josh 15:44
Job-Mal (1)
Mic 1:14

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookAchzib (of Judah) (2007)Achzib 1
OpenBible.infoa2270e4 (Achzib 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_210


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 429
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Achzib (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Achzib
  4. Baker Encyclopedia of Bible Places (1995)
  5. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Achzib
  6. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Achzib
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Achzib
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 15:44
  10. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Achzib
  11. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Achzib
  12. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  13. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 11
  14. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  15. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Achzib
  16. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 1Chr 4:21; Mic 1:10-15
  17. Matthews, Genesis (1996, 2005): 38:2-5
  18. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 219
  19. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Achzib
  20. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  21. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Achzib
  22. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Akzib
  23. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Achzib
  24. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  25. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  26. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): 1Chr 4:22; Mic 1:14-15

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, Tel el Beida), 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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

Davidbena, 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.