Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameHelbon
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1 Identification

  1. Halbun (modern): 75% confidence
    1. cliffs at HalbunHalbun

Verses (1)

Ezek 27:18

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookHelbon (2007)Helbon
OpenBible.infoa8a8e54 (Helbon)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1046
WikidataQ16892062 (modern)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Helbon (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Helbon
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Helbon
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Helbon
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Helbon
  8. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  9. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Helbon
  10. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006): Helbon
  11. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Ezek 27:18
  12. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 2
  13. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Helbon
  14. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Helbon
  15. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  16. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Helbon
  17. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  18. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Helbon
  19. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Helbon
  20. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Helbon
  21. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Helbon
  22. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Helbon
  23. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  24. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  25. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Ezek 27:18

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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Khaled zeen


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.