Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesAram-Zobah, Aram-zobah, Aram Zobah, Hadadezer, Mesobaite, Mezobaite, Syria of Zobah, Zoba, Zobah, Zobah-Hamath, Zobaites
Notesregion and city (city-state)
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. Zobah (ancient): very high confidence
    1. panorama of the Beqaa Valley in ZobahZobah

Verses (14)

1Sam-Esth (13)
1Sam 14:47
2Sam 8:3, 8:5, 8:12, 10:6, 10:8, 23:36
1Kgs 11:23, 11:24
1Chr 11:47, 18:5, 18:9, 19:6
Job-Mal (1)
Ps 60:1

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookZobah (2007)Aram-zobah, Zobah
OpenBible.infoa4aa78a (Zobah)
TIPNRAram-zobah@Psa.60.1, Zobah@1Sa.14.47
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2490


  1. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974)
  2. Barnes, Historical Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  3. Biblica: The Bible Atlas (2007)
  4. CEB Bible Map Guide (2011)
  5. Discovery House Bible Atlas (2015)
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  8. Harvest Handbook of Bible Lands (2019)
  9. Holman Bible Atlas (1999)
  10. Hudson, Bible Atlas and Companion (2008)
  11. Kregel Bible Atlas (2003)
  12. Logos Deluxe Map Set (1997)
  13. National Geographic, The Biblical World (2007)
  14. New Bible Atlas (1985)
  15. New Moody Atlas of the Bible (2009)
  16. Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands (2009)
  17. Sacred Bridge (2014)
  18. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016)
  19. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956)
  20. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)


panorama of the Beqaa Valley in Zobah
Credit: Sami Bado (modified)


This page identifies the current consensus around the modern location of this biblical place.

The isobands you see on the map (gray areas with dark borders) attempt to give you confidence where a region is. Because many ancient regions aren't precisely defined, I consulted atlases to determine where the biblical region is located and used that data to build the isobands. The smaller isobands reflect more confidence that the given isoband is in the region, while the larger isobands reflect less confidence. Isobands are a kind of contour line that here indicate confidence levels.