Places in the Bible Today:

Geba 3


Translated NameGeba
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Geba 1 (ancient): 60% confidence. It may be:
    1. cityscape of JabaJaba

    2. building at Tel el FulTel el Ful

  2. Khirbet et Tell (modern): 25% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet et TellKhirbet et Tell

Verses (2)

1Sam-Esth (1)
2Kgs 23:8
Job-Mal (1)
Zech 14:10

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier (2007)Geba 1
OpenBible.infoa33cfcc (Geba 3)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_670
WikipediaGeba (city) (partial)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 434
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990)
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Geba
  7. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  8. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  9. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 2Kgs 23:8
  10. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016)
  11. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 310
  12. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Geba
  13. Revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary (2012): Zech 14:10-11
  14. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  15. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  16. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  17. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Zech 14:10

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, another name for Geba 1), 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

יעקב, Eli.berckovitz, 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.