Places in the Bible Today:

Succoth 2


Translated NamesSuccoth, Sukkoth
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

4 Possible Identifications

  1. Tell el Maskhuta (modern): 25% confidence
    1. panorama of Tell el MaskhutaTell el Maskhuta

  2. within 2 km of Jabal Maryam (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. monument at Jabal Maryamwithin 2 km of Jabal Maryam

  3. Tell er Retaba (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. relief from Tell er RetabaTell er Retaba

  4. another name for Pithom (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. relief from Tell er RetabaTell er Retaba

    2. panorama of Tell el MaskhutaTell el Maskhuta

    3. ruins at Ain ShamsAin Shams

Verses (4)

  1. Exod 12:37, 13:20
  2. Num 33:5, 33:6

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookSuccoth (2007)Succoth 2
OpenBible.infoaa28709 (Succoth 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2054
WikipediaSukkot (place) (partial)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Succoth (place)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Succoth
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Succoth
  4. Currid, Exodus (2001): 12:37
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Succoth
  6. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Exod 12:37; Num 33:5-37
  7. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Succoth
  8. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  9. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Succoth
  10. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Exod 12:37
  11. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Succoth in Egypt
  12. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Succoth
  13. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  14. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  15. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Succoth
  16. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Succoth
  17. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Succoth
  18. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Succoth
  19. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  20. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Num 33:1-56 Cycle 1
  21. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 63

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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

Matson Collection, Alan J. Baribeau, Mary Harrsch, Neithsabes


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.