Places in the Bible Today:

Mount Perazim


Translated NamesMount Perazim, Perazim
Noteslikely a reference to the event at Baal-perazim
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. within 250 m of Baal-perazim (ancient): 75% confidence. It may be:
    1. building at Sheikh Badrwithin 250 m of Sheikh Badr

    2. satellite view of the region around Ez Zuhurwithin 250 m of Ez Zuhur

    3. cityscape of Abu Torwithin 250 m of Abu Tor

    4. cityscape of Gilowithin 250 m of Gilo

    5. hill at Mar Eliaswithin 250 m of Mar Elias

Verses (1)

Isa 28:21

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookMount Perazim (2007)Mount Perazim
OpenBible.infoa991067 (Mount Perazim)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2456


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Baal-perazim (place)
  2. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Baal-perazim
  3. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Baal-perazim
  4. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Perazim
  5. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Isa 28:21
  6. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  7. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Perazim
  8. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Perazim, Mount
  9. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Perazim, Mt.
  10. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Perazim, Mount
  11. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  12. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Baal Perazim

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

יעקב, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, me, Justin McIntosh, Bukvoed


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.