Places in the Bible Today:

Waters of Jericho


Translated Namessprings of Jericho, water of Jericho, Waters of Jericho, waters of Jericho
Typesriver or spring
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

2 Possible Identifications

  1. Ein as Sultan (modern): 75% confidence
    1. fountain at Ein as SultanEin as Sultan

  2. another name for the Jordan 1 (ancient): 30% confidence
    1. closeup of the Jordan RiverJordan River

Verses (1)

Josh 16:1


  1. CSB Study Bible (2017): Josh 16:1
  2. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 16:1
  3. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 12
  4. Howard, Joshua (1998): 16:1 note 134
  5. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Me Yeriho

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, Ein as Sultan), 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

Immanuel Giel, Bill Rice


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.