Places in the Bible Today:

Goshen 3


Translated NameGoshen
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5 Possible Identifications

  1. Dahriya (modern): 35% confidence
    1. historical cityscape of DahriyaDahriya

  2. Tel Halif (modern): 15% confidence
    1. panorama of Tel HalifTel Halif

  3. Khirbet Tatrit (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet TatritKhirbet Tatrit

  4. Tell Beit Mirsim (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. artifact from Tell Beit MirsimTell Beit Mirsim

  5. Khirbet el Qaryatein (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet el QaryateinKhirbet el Qaryatein

Verses (1)

Josh 15:51

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookGoshen (village) (2007)Goshen 2
OpenBible.infoa81a10a (Goshen 3)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_772
WikipediaCities in the Book of Joshua (nonunique url)


  1. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Goshen
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Goshen
  3. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  4. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Goshen
  5. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Goshen
  6. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  7. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Goshen
  8. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Goshen of Judah
  9. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 237
  10. New Bible Atlas (1985): Goshen
  11. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Goshen
  12. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  13. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985): page 85
  14. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:51
  15. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Goshen
  16. 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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

Rami Atwan, Danny Gershoni, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, 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.