Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameShoa
Typepeople group
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. another name for Sutu (ancient): 75% confidence
    1. panorama of a river in Sutuabout 100 km around the mouth of the Tigris River

Verses (1)

Ezek 23:23

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookShoa (2007)Shoa
OpenBible.infoaa3bc1e (Shoa)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Shoa (person)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Shoa
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Shoa
  4. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Ezek 23:23 note
  5. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Shoa
  6. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  7. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Shoa
  8. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Ezek 23:23
  9. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Shoa
  10. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  11. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Ezek 23:23

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

David Stanley


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.