Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameJokdeam
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1 Identification

  1. Khirbet er Raqqa (modern): 45% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet er RaqqaKhirbet er Raqqa

Verses (1)

Josh 15:56

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookJokdeam (2007)Jokdeam
OpenBible.infoa56cad5 (Jokdeam)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1424
WikipediaJokdeam (redirect)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Jokdeam (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Jokdeam
  3. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Jokdeam
  4. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 11
  5. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  6. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Jokdeam
  7. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 257
  8. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  9. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Jokdeam
  10. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Jokdeam
  11. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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.

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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.