Places in the Bible Today:

Beth-dagon 1


Translated NamesBeth-dagon, Beth Dagon
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. Khirbet Dajun (modern): 30% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet DajunKhirbet Dajun

  2. Bayt Dajan (modern): 15% confidence
    1. recent ruins at Bayt DajanBayt Dajan

  3. Tel Haraqim (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tel HaraqimTel Haraqim

Verses (1)

Josh 15:41

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBeth-dagon (of Judah) (2007)Beth-dagon 1
OpenBible.infoa561af4 (Beth-dagon 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_484
WikipediaBeth Dagon (partial)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Beth-dagon (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Beth-dagon
  3. Dorsey, Roads and Highways of Ancient Israel (1991): I1
  4. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  5. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Beth-dagon
  6. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  7. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  8. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Beth-Dagon
  9. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 202
  10. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Beth Dagon
  11. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Beth-dagon
  12. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Beth-dagon
  13. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  14. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Beth-dagon
  15. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Beth-dagon

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, 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.

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Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, ישראל פרקר Israel Preker


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.