Places in the Bible Today:

Ephron 1


Translated NameEphron
NotesESV footnote for this verse identifies it with Mount Ephron; some other translations translate it as "west"
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Mount Ephron (ancient): 65% confidence
    1. panorama of Al QastalAl Qastal

  2. another name for Ephron 2 (ancient): 25% confidence
    1. cityscape of TaybehTaybeh

  3. not a proper name (west): 15% confidence

Verses (1)

Josh 18:15

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookEphron (Jos 18:15) (2007)Ephron 1
OpenBible.infoa9a6f72 (Ephron 1)


  1. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Ephron
  2. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Ephron of Judah and Benjamin
  3. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Ephron
  4. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)

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, another name for Mount Ephron), 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

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ZeevStein, Ralf Lotys


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.