Places in the Bible Today:

Valley of Beracah


Translated NamesBerachah, Valley of Beracah, Valley of Berachah, Valley of Berakah, Valley of Blessing
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. Wadi el Arrub (modern): 25% confidence
    1. closeup of Wadi el ArrubWadi el Arrub

  2. region around Khirbet Bereikut (modern): 20% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Bereikutregion around Khirbet Bereikut

  3. El Baq’a (modern): 15% confidence
    1. panorama of a region including El Baq’a, which is beyond the hills in the middle distanceEl Baq’a

  4. Wadi ar Rashrash (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Wadi ar RashrashWadi ar Rashrash

Verses (1)

2Chr 20:26

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookValley of Beracah (2007)Valley of Beracah
OpenBible.infoa71f834 (Valley of Beracah)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Beracah, Valley of (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Berachah, valley of
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Beracah (place)
  4. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): 2Chr 20:16
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): page 81
  6. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  7. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 74
  8. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Beracah, Valley of
  9. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006): page 51
  10. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 2Chr 20:26
  11. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Beracah
  12. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  13. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  14. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985): page 105
  15. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016): map 6-4
  16. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Beracah, Valley of
  17. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): page 65
  18. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Berachah
  19. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  20. 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

McKaby, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Deror avi


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.