Places in the Bible Today:

Gath 2

Data

Translated NameGath
Typesettlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

5 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Gath-padalla (ancient): 40% confidence
    1. cityscape of JettJett

  2. another name for Gath 1 (ancient): 30% confidence. It may be:
    1. panorama of Tell es SafiTell es Safi

    2. panorama of Tell esh ShariaTell esh Sharia

    3. satellite view of the region around Ras Abu HamidRas Abu Hamid

    4. panorama of Tel HarorTel Haror

    5. aerial panorama of Tel NagilaTel Nagila

    6. panorama of Tel EraniTel Erani

  3. another name for Gittaim (ancient): 25% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Ras Abu HamidRas Abu Hamid

    2. cityscape of RamlaRamla

    3. cityscape of JettJett

    4. ruins at Al BurjAl Burj

    5. cityscape of Al Birawithin 30 km of Al Bira

    6. cityscape looking south including Khirbet el Burj at the top of the hill at centerwithin 30 km of Khirbet el Burj

    7. building at Nabi Samwilwithin 30 km of Nabi Samwil

    8. satellite view of the region around Ras et Tahunehwithin 30 km of Ras et Tahuneh

    9. well at El Jibwithin 30 km of El Jib

    10. cityscape of Bidduwithin 30 km of Biddu

    11. aerial panorama of Tell en Nasbehwithin 30 km of Tell en Nasbeh

    12. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Raddanawithin 30 km of Khirbet Raddana

    13. building at Lodwithin 7 km of Lod

  4. Horbat Avimor (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Horbat AvimorHorbat Avimor

  5. Ras Abu Hamid (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Ras Abu HamidRas Abu Hamid

Verses (2)

1Chr 7:21, 8:13

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
OpenBible.info (2007)Gath
OpenBible.infoa2e1bc0 (Gath 2)
TIPNRGath@Jos.11.22
UBS Names Databaseot ID_774

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Gath
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Gath
  7. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  8. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  9. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 154
  10. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  11. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  12. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  13. 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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

ת.ר., Ori~, Danny Gershoni, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Aaadir, Amos Meron, יפעת אופק, ניר 1985, ישראל פרקר Israel Preker, יעקב, Ori~, Alexey Goral, Ar2332, יעקב, דניאל צבי, רחל שרוני, Harel M

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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.