Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameGebim
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6 Possible Identifications

  1. within 3 km of Anathoth (ancient): 55% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Ras el Kharrubawithin 3 km of Ras el Kharruba

    2. cityscape of Anatawithin 3 km of Anata

    3. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Deir es Siddwithin 3 km of Khirbet Deir es Sidd

  2. Shufat (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of ShufatShufat

  3. Isawiya (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of IsawiyaIsawiya

  4. Bath el Battash (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. building at Bath el BattashBath el Battash

  5. Khirbet ed Dawwara (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet ed DawwaraKhirbet ed Dawwara

  6. Khirbet et Tell (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet et TellKhirbet et Tell

Verses (1)

Isa 10:31

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookGebim (2007)Gebim
OpenBible.infoa58df35 (Gebim)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_666
WikipediaGebim (redirect)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Gebim (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Gebim
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Gebim
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Gebim
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Gebim
  6. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  7. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Gebim
  8. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Gebim
  9. Sacred Bridge (2014): page 235
  10. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Gebim
  11. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  12. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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 (in this case, within 3 km of Anathoth), 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

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Emmanuel DYAN, Ynhockey, Hidro, Deror avi


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.