Places in the Bible Today:

Rehob 3


Translated NameRehob
Notesin southern Asher
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. Tell Bir el Gharbi (modern): 45% confidence
    1. panorama looking south of Tell Bir el GharbiTell Bir el Gharbi

  2. another name for Rehob 2 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell el BalatTell el Balat

    2. satellite view of the region around Tell er RahbTell er Rahb

    3. satellite view of the region around Horbat KenesiyyaHorbat Kenesiyya

    4. building at HuninHunin

    5. gate at Tel DanTel Dan

    6. panorama of the upper Huleh Valleyin the upper Huleh Valley

    7. panorama of the Beqaa Valleyin the Beqaa Valley

    8. ruins at BaniasBanias

    9. panorama looking south of Tell Bir el GharbiTell Bir el Gharbi

  3. Khirbet Da‘uk (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at Khirbet Da‘ukKhirbet Da‘uk

Verses (4)

Josh-Ruth (3)
Josh 19:30, 21:31
Judg 1:31
1Sam-Esth (1)
1Chr 6:75

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier (2007)Rehob 3
OpenBible.infoab71288 (Rehob 3)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2682


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 441
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990)
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Rehob
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  7. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 19:28
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Rehob
  9. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 22
  10. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  11. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  12. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 19:24-31
  13. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 5
  14. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  15. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  16. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Rehob
  17. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Rehob
  18. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 19:31
  19. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  20. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  21. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  22. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Judg 1:31

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, Tell Bir el Gharbi), 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

Aaadir, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Bukvoed, Lajoya02, Jotpe, Rasmus Bøgeskov Larsen, EdoM, Uri Zackhem


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.