Places in the Bible Today:



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1 Identification

  1. along Wadi el Esh (modern): 30% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Wadi el Eshalong Wadi el Esh

Verses (2)

Num 33:13, 33:14

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookAlush (2007)Alush
OpenBible.infoa32397f (Alush)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_225


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Alush (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Alush
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Alush
  4. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Alush
  5. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Alush
  6. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Alush

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification 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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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.