Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesKattah, Kattath
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Kitron (ancient): 60% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet QutteinaKhirbet Qutteina

    2. panorama of Tel FarTel Far

    3. building at Tel AfekTel Afek

  2. Khirbet Qutteina (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet QutteinaKhirbet Qutteina

Verses (1)

Josh 19:15

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookKattath (2007)Kattath
OpenBible.infoa6536c9 (Kattath)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2593


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Kattath (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Kattath
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Kitron
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Kattath
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Kattath
  6. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Kattath
  7. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 20
  8. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  9. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Kattath
  10. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Kattath
  11. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  12. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Kattah
  13. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Kattath
  14. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Kattath
  15. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Kattath
  16. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 19:15-16 note 11
  17. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Kattath
  18. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  19. 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, another name for Kitron), 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, Aaadir, Liorca


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.