Places in the Bible Today:

Mount Horeb


Translated NamesHerob, Horeb, Mount Horeb, Mount Sinai, Sinai
Notespossibly the area around Mount Sinai
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1 Identification

  1. another name for Mount Sinai (ancient): very high confidence. It may be:
    1. panorama of Jebel MusaJebel Musa

    2. panorama of Har KarkomHar Karkom

    3. satellite view of the region around Jebel Sin BisharJebel Sin Bishar

    4. panorama of Ras es SafsafehRas es Safsafeh

    5. historical panorama of Jebel Serbal, which is the peaks in the distanceJebel Serbal

    6. closeup of Jebel KatherinaJebel Katherina

    7. satellite view of the region around Jebel Hashem el TarifJebel Hashem el Tarif

    8. satellite view of the region around Jebel HalalJebel Halal

    9. satellite view of the region around Jabal al MagharahJabal al Magharah

    10. satellite view of the region around Jebel YeleqJebel Yeleq

    11. panorama of Har ‘ArifHar ‘Arif

    12. satellite view of the region around Jabal al LawzJabal al Lawz

    13. satellite view of the region around Al ManifaAl Manifa

    14. satellite view of the region around Jabal HarbJabal Harb

Verses (17)

Gen-Deut (12)
Exod 3:1, 17:6, 33:6
Deut 1:2, 1:6, 1:19, 4:10, 4:15, 5:2, 9:8, 18:16, 29:1
1Sam-Esth (3)
1Kgs 8:9, 19:8
2Chr 5:10
Job-Mal (2)
Ps 106:19
Mal 4:4

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookMount Horeb (2007)Horeb, Mount Horeb
OpenBible.infoa9bb03e (Mount Horeb)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1143


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Horeb, Mount
  4. Cornerstone Biblical Commentary (2008-2012): Exod 3:1
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Horeb
  6. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Deut 1:2
  7. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Mount Horeb
  8. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Horeb, Mount
  9. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  10. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  11. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  12. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Deut 1:6
  13. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Horeb, Mount
  14. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Mount Horeb
  15. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  16. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Horeb
  17. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  18. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Horeb, Mount
  19. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Horeb
  20. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Horeb
  21. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  22. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  23. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Ps 106:19-20

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

Ian Sewell, שועל, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Esben Stenfeldt, Francis Frith, Mohamed kamal 1984, valleyofdawn


This page identifies the current consensus around the modern location of this biblical place.