Places in the Bible Today:

Mizpah 2


Translated NamesMizpah, Mizpeh
Typesregion, river, or settlement
Notesin northern Galilee
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

6 Possible Identifications

  1. within 30 km of Mount Hermon (ancient): 55% confidence
    1. panorama of Mount Hermonwithin 30 km of Mount Hermon

  2. Qalat es Subeibeh (modern): 15% confidence
    1. aerial panorama of Qalat es SubeibehQalat es Subeibeh

  3. about 5 km around Arnah (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Arnahabout 5 km around Arnah

  4. Marjayoun (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of MarjayounMarjayoun

  5. Metula (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of MetulaMetula

  6. Litani River (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. closeup of the Litani RiverLitani River

Verses (1)

Josh 11:3

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier (2007)Mizpah 2
OpenBible.infoaad0fa0 (Mizpah 2)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 239
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Mizpah
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  7. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011)
  8. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 224
  9. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  10. New Bible Dictionary (1996)
  11. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  12. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  13. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  14. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 11:3
  15. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  16. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010): Mizpah, region/valley of
  17. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 11:3

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, within 30 km of Mount Hermon), 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

Almog, ABRAHAM GRAICER, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Staselnik, Adiel lo, Eternalsleeper


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.