Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameSarid
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1 Identification

  1. Tel Shadud (modern): 80% confidence
    1. panorama of Tel ShadudTel Shadud

Verses (2)

Josh 19:10, 19:12

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookSarid (2007)Sarid
OpenBible.infoab5b542 (Sarid)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2773
WikipediaCities in the Book of Joshua (nonunique url)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 441
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Sarid (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Sarid
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Sarid
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Sarid
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Sarid
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 19:10
  10. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Sarid
  11. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Sarid
  12. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  13. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 20
  14. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  15. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 191
  16. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Sarid
  17. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 19:10-16
  18. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Sarid
  19. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Sarid
  20. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  21. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Sarid
  22. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Sarid
  23. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Sarid
  24. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Sarid
  25. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 19:10
  26. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Sarid
  27. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  28. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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.

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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.