Places in the Bible Today:

Daberath

Data

Translated NamesDabareh, Daberath
Typesettlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

2 Possible Identifications

  1. Horvat Devora (modern): 70% confidence
    1. aerial panorama of Horvat DevoraHorvat Devora

  2. another name for Rabbith (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. historical drawing of ruins at RabaRaba

    2. satellite view of the region around ArabbunaArabbuna

Verses (3)

Josh-Ruth (2)
Josh 19:12, 21:28
1Sam-Esth (1)
1Chr 6:72

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Biblemapper.com342
Logos FactbookDaberath
OpenBible.info (2007)Daberath
OpenBible.infoa6a5e97 (Daberath)
TIPNRDaberath@Jos.19.12
UBS Names Databaseot ID_790
WikidataQ5207462

Sources

  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 433
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Daberath (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Daberath
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Daberath
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Daberath
  6. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 159
  7. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  8. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Daberath
  9. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  10. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 19:12
  11. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Daberath
  12. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  13. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 20
  14. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  15. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Daberath
  16. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 19:10-16
  17. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Daberath
  18. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Daberath
  19. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  20. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Daberath
  21. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  22. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Daberath
  23. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Daberath
  24. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Dabburiya
  25. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Dabareh
  26. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 19:12
  27. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Daberath
  28. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  29. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  30. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 21:27-33

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 (in this case, Horvat Devora), 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

Tamir Bejerano, Conder and Kitchener, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019

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.