Places in the Bible Today:

Jabneel 1


Translated NamesJabneel, Jabneh
Notesin Judah
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

2 Possible Identifications

  1. Yibna (modern): 80% confidence
    1. ruins at YibnaYibna

  2. Yavne Yam (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Yavne YamYavne Yam

Verses (2)

Josh-Ruth (1)
Josh 15:11
1Sam-Esth (1)
2Chr 26:6

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookJabneel (of Judah) (2007)Jabneel 1, Jabneh
OpenBible.infoa7adb01 (Jabneel 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1225, ot ID_1226
WikipediaJabneel (redirect)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 437
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Jabneel (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Jabneh; Jabneel; Jamnia
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Jabneel
  5. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 48
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Jabneel
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 15:11
  10. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Jabneel
  11. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Jabneel
  12. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  13. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 10
  14. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  15. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 96
  16. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Jabneel
  17. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 67
  18. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 4
  19. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  20. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  21. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  22. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Jabneel
  23. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016): Jabneel
  24. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Jabneel
  25. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Yabneel
  26. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Jabneel
  27. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:11
  28. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  29. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  30. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 15:5
  31. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 145

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, Yibna), 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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Ori~, Hanay


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.