Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameIbleam
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1 Identification

  1. Khirbet Belameh (modern): 90% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet BelamehKhirbet Belameh

Verses (4)

Josh-Ruth (2)
Josh 17:11
Judg 1:27
1Sam-Esth (2)
2Kgs 9:27, 15:10

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookIbleam (2007)Ibleam
OpenBible.infoa878d66 (Ibleam)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1224
WikipediaLevantine archaeology#Belameh (anchor)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 436
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Ibleam (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Ibleam
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Ibleam
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Ibleam
  6. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 149
  7. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  8. Dorsey, Roads and Highways of Ancient Israel (1991): Map 8: page 143
  9. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Ibleam
  10. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  11. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 17:11-13
  12. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Ibleam
  13. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Ibleam
  14. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Ibleam
  15. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  16. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 17
  17. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  18. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 154
  19. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Ibleam
  20. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Judg 1:27; 2Kgs 9:27
  21. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 5
  22. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Ibleam
  23. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Ibleam
  24. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  25. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  26. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  27. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Ibleam
  28. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Yibleam
  29. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Ibleam
  30. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Ibleam
  31. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  32. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  33. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Judg 1:27; 2Kgs 9:27

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification 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.

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Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019


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.