Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesAzmaveth, Beth-azmaveth, Beth Azmaveth
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Hizma (modern): 55% confidence
    1. cityscape of HizmaHizma

  2. Ras Zukeir (modern): 20% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Ras ZukeirRas Zukeir

Verses (3)

  1. Ezra 2:24
  2. Neh 7:28, 12:29

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookAzmaveth (town) (2007)Azmaveth, Beth-azmaveth
OpenBible.infoa3d7871 (Azmaveth)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2172, ot ID_517


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 431
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Azmaveth (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Azmaveth
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Azmaveth
  5. Breneman, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (1993): Ezra 2:21-35 note 44
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Azmaveth (place)
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Azmaveth
  9. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Azmaveth
  10. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  11. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Azmaveth
  12. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 302
  13. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Azmaveth
  14. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Azmaveth (Place)
  15. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Bet Azmawet
  16. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Azmaveth
  17. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Azmaveth
  18. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  19. 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 (in this case, Hizma), 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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

יעקב, 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.