Places in the Bible Today:

Valley of Siddim


Translated NamesSiddim, Siddim Valley, Valley of Siddim, valley of Siddim, valley of the Dead Sea
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1 Identification

  1. south of the Lisan (modern): 70% confidence
    1. panorama of hills in the region south of the Lisansouth of the Lisan

Verses (3)

Gen 14:3, 14:8, 14:10

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookValley of Siddim (2007)Valley of Siddim
OpenBible.infoa4a5cce (Valley of Siddim)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Siddim, Valley of (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Siddim, valley of
  3. Cornerstone Biblical Commentary (2008-2012): Gen 13:10
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Siddim
  5. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Siddim, Valley of
  6. Hartley, Genesis (2000): 14:8-12
  7. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 99
  8. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Siddim, Valley of
  9. Kidner, Genesis (1967): 14:3 note
  10. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Valley of Siddim
  11. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Siddim, Valley of
  12. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  13. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  14. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  15. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Siddim Valley
  16. Waltke and Fredricks, Genesis (2001): 14:3
  17. Wenham, Genesis (1987, 1994): 14:3
  18. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Valley of Siddim
  19. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Vale of Siddim
  20. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  21. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  22. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 52

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification 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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Adeeb Atwan


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.