Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameJehud
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Yehud (modern): 85% confidence
    1. building at YehudYehud

  2. Yazur (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. building at YazurYazur

Verses (1)

Josh 19:45

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookJehud (2007)Jehud
OpenBible.infoaa0ef78 (Jehud)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1259


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 437
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Jehud (place)
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Jehud
  4. Dorsey, Roads and Highways of Ancient Israel (1991): I1
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Jehud
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 19:45
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Jehud
  9. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  10. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 24
  11. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  12. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Jehud
  13. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 159
  14. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 7
  15. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  16. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Jehud
  17. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Jehud
  18. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Jehud
  19. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Jehud
  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 (in this case, Yehud), 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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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.