Places in the Bible Today:

Ramath-mizpeh

Data

Translated NamesRamah-Mizpeh, Ramath-mizpeh, Ramath Mizpah
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Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

6 Possible Identifications

  1. Jel‘ad (modern): 20% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Jel‘adJel‘ad

  2. another name for Mizpah 1 (ancient): 20% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Jel‘adJel‘ad

    2. satellite view of the region around Tall er RumeithTall er Rumeith

    3. satellite view of the region around Khirbet er RasuniKhirbet er Rasuni

    4. cityscape looking west of SufSuf

  3. another name for Ramoth-gilead (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Tall er RumeithTall er Rumeith

    2. ruins at Ar RamthaAr Ramtha

    3. cityscape of As SaltAs Salt

    4. building at Iraq al AmirIraq al Amir

    5. satellite view of the region around Tall al HusunTall al Husun

  4. Khirbet el Qar’a (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet el Qar’aKhirbet el Qar’a

  5. Khirbet Sara (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet SaraKhirbet Sara

  6. Iraq al Amir (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. building at Iraq al AmirIraq al Amir

Verses (1)

Josh 13:26

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookRamath-mizpeh
OpenBible.info (2007)Ramath-mizpeh
OpenBible.infoa63c954 (Ramath-mizpeh)
TIPNRRamoth-gilead@Gen.31.47
WikipediaList of minor biblical places#Ramath-Mizpeh (anchor)

Sources

  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 441
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Ramath-mizpeh (place)
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Ramath-mizpeh
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Ramath-Mizpeh
  5. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 13:26
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Ramath-mizpeh
  7. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  8. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 9
  9. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Ramath-mizpeh
  10. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 4
  11. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Mizpah, Mizpeh
  12. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  13. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Ramath-mizpeh
  14. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Ramath-mizpeh
  15. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Ramath-mizpeh
  16. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Ramath-mizpeh
  17. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  18. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  19. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 13:24

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications 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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Adeeb Atwan, Yorudun, Omernos, Makeandtoss

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. 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.