Places in the Bible Today:

Gibeah 3


Translated NameGibeah
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10 Possible Identifications

  1. Burj el Bardawil (modern): 25% confidence
    1. ruins at Burj el BardawilBurj el Bardawil

  2. Jibiya (modern): 15% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around JibiyaJibiya

  3. Khirbet et Tell (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet et TellKhirbet et Tell

  4. another name for Geba 1 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. cityscape of JabaJaba

    2. building at Tel el FulTel el Ful

  5. Awarta (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of AwartaAwarta

  6. not a proper name (common noun for "hill"): less than 10% confidence
  7. within 2 km of Bethel 1 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Beitinwithin 2 km of Beitin

    2. cityscape of Al Birawithin 2 km of Al Bira

    3. panorama of ruins at Burj Beitinwithin 2 km of Burj Beitin

  8. Nabi Salih (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of Nabi SalihNabi Salih

  9. within 2 km of Shechem (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. aerial panorama of Tell Balatahwithin 2 km of Tell Balatah

  10. another name for Gibeah 1 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. building at Tel el FulTel el Ful

    2. cityscape of JabaJaba

Verses (1)

Josh 24:33

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier (2007)Gibeah 1
OpenBible.infoa3bba31 (Gibeah 3)
WikipediaGibeah (partial)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 24:33
  3. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  4. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 24:33
  5. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): pages 311, 312
  6. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  7. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  8. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Gibeah
  9. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  10. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 24:33

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, 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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Thumbnail Image Credits

IsraelHikingMap, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, יעקב, Eli.berckovitz, Palobserver, Deror_avi, יעקב, Bukvoed, יעקב, יאיר דב


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.