Places in the Bible Today:

Gibeah 2


Translated NameGibeah
Notesin Judah
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. in the region south of Hebron (modern): 45% confidence
    1. panorama of hills in the region south of Hebronin the region south of Hebron

  2. Khirbet el Qaryatein (modern): 15% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet el QaryateinKhirbet el Qaryatein

  3. Bani Nai’im (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. building at Bani Nai’imBani Nai’im

  4. Jab’a (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. roadblock at Jab’aJab’a

Verses (2)

Josh-Ruth (1)
Josh 15:57
1Sam-Esth (1)
2Chr 13:2

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookGibeah (of Judah) (2007)Gibeah 2
OpenBible.infoa2f0f05 (Gibeah 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_672
WikipediaGibeah (partial)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Gibeah (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Gibeah
  3. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Gibeah
  4. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  5. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Gibeah
  6. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 15:48-60
  7. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): pages 259, 260
  8. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Gibeah
  9. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Gibeah
  10. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Gibeah
  11. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:57
  12. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Gibeah
  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 (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, in the region south of Hebron), 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

أمين, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Orest2000, Palestine Solidarity Project


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.