Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesBeth-aram, Beth-haram, Beth-haran, Beth Haram, Beth Haran
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Tall Iktanu (modern): 60% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tall IktanuTall Iktanu

  2. Tall er Rama (modern): 20% confidence
    1. panorama of Tall er RamaTall er Rama

Verses (2)

Gen-Deut (1)
Num 32:36
Josh-Ruth (1)
Josh 13:27

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBeth-Haram (2007)Beth-haram, Beth-haran
OpenBible.infoa4590cd (Beth-haram)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_493, ot ID_494


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 432
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Beth-haram (place)
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Beth-haram
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Beth-Haram
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 13:27-28
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Beth-haram
  9. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  10. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 9
  11. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  12. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Beth-Haram
  13. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Num 32:34-42; Josh 13:24-29
  14. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 4
  15. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Beth-haran
  16. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Beth-haram
  17. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Beth-haram
  18. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Beth-haran
  19. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Beth-aram
  20. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  21. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  22. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 13:24

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, Tall Iktanu), 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, Deg777


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.