Places in the Bible Today:

Rhodes 1


Translated NameRhodes
Typesisland or settlement
Notesone tradition has Paul arriving near Lindos instead of the city of Rhodes
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

2 Possible Identifications

  1. Rhodes (modern): 50% confidence
    1. coastline of RhodesRhodes

  2. Acropolis of Rhodes (modern): 50% confidence
    1. ruins at the Acropolis of RhodesAcropolis of Rhodes

Verses (1)

Acts 21:1

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookRhodes (2007)Rhodes
OpenBible.infoa4218ee (Rhodes 1)
UBS Names Databasent ID_980


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  3. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Rhodes
  6. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011)
  7. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  8. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  9. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016)
  10. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Rhodes
  11. New Bible Dictionary (1996)
  12. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  13. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  14. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  15. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Rhodes
  16. Revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary (2012): Acts 21:1-2
  17. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  18. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  19. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  20. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  21. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Acts 21:1

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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

Karelj, Thanasis Christodoulou


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.