Places in the Bible Today:

Baalath 2

Data

Translated NameBaalath
Typesettlement
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6 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Baalath 1 (ancient): 65% confidence. It may be:
    1. historical cityscape of Al MagharAl Maghar

    2. panorama of MugharMughar

    3. church at Deir el AzarDeir el Azar

    4. satellite view of the region around Keslawithin 1 km of Kesla

  2. another name for Baalath-beer (ancient): 15% confidence. It may be:
    1. panorama of the region including Beer YerohamBeer Yeroham

    2. artifact from Tel MalhataTel Malhata

    3. satellite view of the region around Tel MasosTel Masos

    4. satellite view of the region around Tel IraTel Ira

    5. ruins at Horbat UzaHorbat Uza

    6. panorama of Wadi el Qeinialong Wadi el Qeini

    7. satellite view of the region around Horbat TayyavHorbat Tayyav

    8. aerial panorama of the Nahal Avnon FortressNahal Avnon Fortress

    9. satellite view of the region around Khirbet es SiyyaghKhirbet es Siyyagh

    10. ruins at En HazevaEn Hazeva

    11. cave at Arak IsmainArak Ismain

    12. ruins at Bayt ItabBayt Itab

    13. satellite view of the region around Tulul el MedbahTulul el Medbah

  3. another name for Kiriath-jearim (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. church at Deir el AzarDeir el Azar

  4. another name for Balah (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Tulul el MedbahTulul el Medbah

    2. panorama of the region including Beer YerohamBeer Yeroham

    3. artifact from Tel MalhataTel Malhata

    4. satellite view of the region around Tel MasosTel Masos

    5. satellite view of the region around Tel IraTel Ira

    6. panorama of Wadi el Qeinialong Wadi el Qeini

    7. satellite view of the region around Horbat TayyavHorbat Tayyav

    8. ruins at Horbat UzaHorbat Uza

    9. aerial panorama of the Nahal Avnon FortressNahal Avnon Fortress

    10. satellite view of the region around Khirbet es SiyyaghKhirbet es Siyyagh

    11. cave at Arak IsmainArak Ismain

    12. ruins at Bayt ItabBayt Itab

    13. ruins at En HazevaEn Hazeva

  5. another name for Bealoth 1 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. panorama of the region including Beer YerohamBeer Yeroham

    2. satellite view of the region around Tel MasosTel Masos

    3. aerial panorama of the Nahal Avnon FortressNahal Avnon Fortress

    4. artifact from Tel MalhataTel Malhata

    5. satellite view of the region around Tel IraTel Ira

    6. ruins at Horbat UzaHorbat Uza

    7. panorama of Wadi el Qeinialong Wadi el Qeini

    8. satellite view of the region around Horbat TayyavHorbat Tayyav

    9. satellite view of the region around Khirbet es SiyyaghKhirbet es Siyyagh

    10. cave at Arak IsmainArak Ismain

    11. ruins at Bayt ItabBayt Itab

    12. ruins at En HazevaEn Hazeva

    13. satellite view of the region around Tulul el MedbahTulul el Medbah

  6. Qatra (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at QatraQatra

Verses (2)

  1. 1Kgs 9:18
  2. 2Chr 8:6

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookBaalath
OpenBible.info (2007)Baalath 2
OpenBible.infoa99875b (Baalath 2)
TIPNRBaalath@1Ki.9.18
UBS Names Databaseot ID_601
WikipediaBaalath (partial)

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Baalath
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  4. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): 1Kgs 9:18
  5. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011)
  6. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  7. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  8. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 2Chr 8:4-6
  9. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016)
  10. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): pages 96, 280
  11. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  12. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Baalath
  13. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (conneceted 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, another name for Baalath 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.

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Anonymous, Ori~, Bahnfrend, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Mboesch, Gary Todd, Lior Golgher, Lior Golgher, Amos Meron, Bukvoed, savion29, Danny Lyulev, Bukvoed

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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.