Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesNetophah, Netophathite, Netophathites
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1 Identification

  1. Khirbet Badd Faluh (modern): 60% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Badd FaluhKhirbet Badd Faluh

Verses (8)

  1. 2Sam 23:28, 23:29
  2. 1Chr 9:16, 11:30, 27:13, 27:15
  3. Ezra 2:22
  4. Neh 7:26

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookNetophah (2007)Netophah
OpenBible.infoa9ad5ae (Netophah)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1961


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 440
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Netophah (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Netopha
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Netophah
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Netophah
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Netophah
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. Fensham, Ezra and Nehemiah (1982): Neh 12:28-29
  10. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Netophah
  11. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Netophah
  12. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Netophah
  13. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  14. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  15. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Netophah
  16. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 6
  17. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  18. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  19. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Netophah
  20. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Netophah, Netophathite
  21. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Netofa
  22. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Netophah
  23. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Netophathites
  24. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  25. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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.

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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.