Places in the Bible Today:

Tabor 3

Data

Translated NameTabor
Typetree
Notesbetween Zelzah and Bethel
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

2 Possible Identifications

  1. within 2 km of Bethel 1 (ancient): 65% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Beitinwithin 2 km of Beitin

    2. cityscape of Al Birawithin 2 km of Al Bira

    3. panorama of ruins at Burj Beitinwithin 2 km of Burj Beitin

  2. another name for Allon-bacuth (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Beitinwithin 1 km of Beitin

    2. cityscape of Al Birawithin 1 km of Al Bira

    3. panorama of ruins at Burj Beitinwithin 1 km of Burj Beitin

Verses (1)

1Sam 10:3

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookTabor (Oak)
OpenBible.info (2007)Tabor 3
OpenBible.infoa8530e9 (Tabor 3)
TIPNRTabor@1Sa.10.3

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Tabor, Oak of
  2. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Tabor
  3. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Tabor, Oak of
  4. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Tabor, Oak of
  5. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Tabor, Plain of
  6. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (conneceted 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, within 2 km of Bethel 1), 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

Deror_avi, יעקב, Bukvoed

About

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.