Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesBeer-lahai-roi, Beer-Lahai-Roi, Beer Lahai Roi, Lahai-roi
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. Ain Muweileh (modern): 30% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Ain MuweilehAin Muweileh

  2. Haluza (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at HaluzaHaluza

  3. Jebel Umm el Bared (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Jebel Umm el BaredJebel Umm el Bared

  4. along Wadi Umm Rajil (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Wadi Umm Rajilalong Wadi Umm Rajil

Verses (3)

Gen 16:14, 24:62, 25:11

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBeer-lahai-roi (2007)Beer-lahai-roi
OpenBible.infoa70e842 (Beer-lahai-roi)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_432
WikipediaBeer-lahai-roi (redirect)


  1. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  2. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Beer-Lahai-Roi
  3. Wenham, Genesis (1987, 1994): 16:14
  4. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  5. 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, 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, Bukvoed


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.