Places in the Bible Today:

Shihor 2


Translated NamesEgypt, River, Shihor, Sihor
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for the Shihor 1 (ancient): 70% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Qantir along the Pelusiac branch of the NilePelusiac branch of the Nile

    2. panorama of the Nile RiverNile River

    3. mouth of Wadi al ArishWadi al Arish

    4. closeup of Nahal HaBesorNahal HaBesor

  2. another name for the Nile (ancient): 30% confidence
    1. panorama of the Nile RiverNile River

Verses (1)

Isa 23:3

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookShihor (2007)Shihor
OpenBible.infoa475518 (Shihor 2)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Shihor (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Shihor
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Shihor, Sihor
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Shihor
  5. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 13:3; 1Chr 13:5 note; Isa 23:1-5
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Shihor (The)
  7. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Shihor
  8. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Shihor
  9. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Shihor
  10. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Isa 23:3
  11. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Shihor
  12. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Shihor, Sihor
  13. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009): Shihor
  14. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Shihor
  15. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Shihor
  16. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Shihor
  17. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 13:3
  18. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Sihor
  19. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Shihor

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 the Shihor 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

Iri-en-achti, René Hourdry, اسماء البيك, Mboesch


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.