Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesChezib, Kezib
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1 Identification

  1. another name for Achzib 1 (ancient): 85% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Tel el BeidaTel el Beida

    2. satellite view of the region around Ain KezbehAin Kezbeh

Verses (1)

Gen 38:5

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookAchzib (of Judah) (2007)Chezib
OpenBible.infoab41e6b (Chezib)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1544
WikipediaList of minor biblical places#Chezib (anchor)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Kezib
  3. Baldwin, Genesis 12-50 (1986): 38:1-30
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Chezib
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Chezib
  7. Hamilton, Genesis (1995): 38:5
  8. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991): Achzib (in Judah)
  9. Hartley, Genesis (2000): 38:1-5
  10. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  11. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Achzib
  12. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Achzib of Judah
  13. Matthews, Genesis (1996, 2005): 38:2-5
  14. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 218
  15. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Chezib
  16. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  17. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  18. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  19. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Chezib
  20. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985): page 84
  21. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Kezib
  22. Waltke and Fredricks, Genesis (2001): 38:5
  23. Wenham, Genesis (1987, 1994): 38:3-5
  24. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Chezib
  25. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010): Aczib (Judah)
  26. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Kezib

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

Davidbena, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019


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.