Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesGibeath-haaraloth, Gibeath Haaraloth, Hill of the Foreskins
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. within 5 km of Gilgal 1 (ancient): 75% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Khirbet el Mefjirwithin 5 km of Khirbet el Mefjir

    2. aerial panorama of ruins at Bedhat esh Sha’abwithin 5 km of Bedhat esh Sha’ab

    3. satellite view of the region around El ’Unuqwithin 5 km of El ’Unuq

    4. satellite view of the region around Tell el Jurnwithin 5 km of Tell el Jurn

    5. satellite view of the region around Suwwanet eth Thaniyawithin 5 km of Suwwanet eth Thaniya

    6. satellite view of the region around Khirbet en Nitlehwithin 5 km of Khirbet en Nitleh

  2. within 5 km of Jericho 1 (ancient): 40% confidence
    1. ruins at Tell es Sultanwithin 5 km of Tell es Sultan

Verses (1)

Josh 5:3

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookGibeath-Haaraloth (2007)Gibeath-haaraloth
OpenBible.infoa97126d (Gibeath-haaraloth)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Gibeath-haaraloth (place)
  2. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Gibeath-Haaraloth
  3. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  4. Howard, Joshua (1998): 5:3
  5. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Gibeath-Haaraloth
  6. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Gibeath-haaraloth
  7. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Gibeath-haaraloth
  8. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Foreskins, Hill of
  9. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010): Gibeath Haaraloth
  10. 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 (in this case, within 5 km of Gilgal 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

Zairon, Adam Zartal אדם זרטל, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Abraham


This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. 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.