Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesPhenice, Phoenix
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Finikas (modern): 55% confidence
    1. panorama of FinikasFinikas

  2. Loutro (modern): 35% confidence
    1. panorama of LoutroLoutro

Verses (1)

Acts 27:12

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookPhoenix (2007)Phoenix
OpenBible.infoa9ee958 (Phoenix)
UBS Names Databasent ID_1205


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Phoenix (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Phoenix
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Phoenix
  4. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Phoenix
  6. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Phoenix
  7. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Phoenix
  8. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  9. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Phoenix
  10. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006): Phoenix
  11. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Phoenix of Crete
  12. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Phoenix
  13. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  14. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  15. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Phoenix
  16. Revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary (2012): Acts 27:11-12
  17. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Phoenix
  18. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Phoenix
  19. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Phenice
  20. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  21. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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, 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

Zde, Maesi64


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.