Places in the Bible Today:

Cabul 1


Translated NamesCabul, Kabul
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

2 Possible Identifications

  1. Kabul (modern): 50% confidence
    1. cityscape of KabulKabul

  2. Rosh Zayit (modern): 35% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Rosh ZayitRosh Zayit

Verses (1)

Josh 19:27

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookCabul (2007)Cabul 1
OpenBible.infoa978a24 (Cabul 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1526


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 437
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990)
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Cabul
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 19:27
  10. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Kabul
  11. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Cabul
  12. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 22
  13. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  14. Howard, Joshua (1998): 19:27
  15. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  16. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 19:24-31
  17. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Cabul
  18. New Bible Dictionary (1996)
  19. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  20. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  21. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  22. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Cabul
  23. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Kabul
  24. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Cabul
  25. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 19:27
  26. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  27. 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

Slav4, 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. 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.