Places in the Bible Today:

Goshen 1

Data

Translated NameGoshen
Typeregion
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. Goshen 1 (ancient): 85% confidence
    1. panorama of a plain in Goshen 1Goshen 1

Verses (11)

  1. Gen 45:10, 46:28, 46:29, 46:34, 47:1, 47:4, 47:6, 47:27, 50:8
  2. Exod 8:22, 9:26

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Biblemapper.comgoshen
Logos FactbookGoshen (of Egypt)
OpenBible.info (2007)Goshen 1
OpenBible.infoa60f092 (Goshen 1)
TIPNRGoshen@Gen.45.10
UBS Names Databaseot ID_772
WikidataQ1261081

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Goshen (place)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Goshen
  3. Atlas of the Biblical World (2019)
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Goshen
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Goshen
  6. Barnes, Historical Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  7. Biblica: The Bible Atlas (2007)
  8. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  9. CEB Bible Map Guide (2011)
  10. Cornerstone Biblical Commentary (2008-2012): Gen 46:34
  11. Discovery House Bible Atlas (2015)
  12. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Goshen
  13. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  14. Hartley, Genesis (2000): 47:11 note
  15. Holman Bible Atlas (1999)
  16. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 66
  17. Hudson, Bible Atlas and Companion (2008)
  18. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Goshen
  19. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006)
  20. Kidner, Genesis (1967): 45:10
  21. Kregel Bible Atlas (2003)
  22. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Goshen
  23. Matthews, Genesis (1996, 2005): 45:9-11
  24. National Geographic, The Biblical World (2007)
  25. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Goshen
  26. New Bible Atlas (1985)
  27. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Goshen
  28. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  29. New Moody Atlas of the Bible (2009)
  30. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  31. One-Stop Bible Atlas (2010)
  32. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  33. Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands (2009)
  34. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981)
  35. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016)
  36. Standard Bible Atlas (2006)
  37. Student Bible Atlas (2015)
  38. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Goshen
  39. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Gosen
  40. Waltke and Fredricks, Genesis (2001): 45:10
  41. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956)
  42. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Goshen
  43. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  44. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  45. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Gen 45:10
  46. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 55

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification is changing over time. Each dot (conneceted 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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Image

panorama of a plain in Goshen 1
Credit: Didia (modified)

About

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.

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.