Places in the Bible Today:

Mizpah 4


Translated NamesGaleed, Jegar-sahadutha, Jegar Sahadutha, Mizpah
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1 Identification

  1. another name for Mizpah 1 (ancient): 50% 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

Verses (3)

Gen 31:47, 31:48, 31:49

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier (2007)Galeed, Jegar-sahadutha, Mizpah 1
OpenBible.infoa694ea2 (Mizpah 4)
WikipediaGaleed (redirect)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Mizpah
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Mizpah, Mizpeh
  7. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011)
  8. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  9. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016)
  10. New Bible Dictionary (1996)
  11. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  12. 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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Thumbnail Image Credits

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Adeeb Atwan


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.