Places in the Bible Today:

Wilderness of Ziph


Translated NamesDesert of Ziph, hill country of Ziph, Wilderness of Ziph, wilderness of Ziph, Ziph
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
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1 Identification

  1. Wilderness of Ziph (ancient): very high confidence
    1. panorama of a cliff in the Wilderness of ZiphWilderness of Ziph

Verses (3)

1Sam 23:14, 23:15, 26:2

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookWilderness of Ziph (2007)Ziph 1
OpenBible.infoa50057d (Wilderness of Ziph)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_933


  1. Atlas of the Biblical World (2019)
  2. Biblica: The Bible Atlas (2007)
  3. Discovery House Bible Atlas (2015)
  4. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  5. Holman Bible Atlas (1999)
  6. Kregel Bible Atlas (2003)
  7. Logos Biblical Places Maps (2009)
  8. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009)
  9. New Moody Atlas of the Bible (2009)
  10. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981)
  11. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985)
  12. Sacred Bridge (2014)
  13. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)


panorama of a cliff in the Wilderness of Ziph
Credit: hatul (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.