Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameBozez
Notesthis is somewhere along the northern cliff of the wadi; Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010) (Bozez) says, "doubtless both cliffs [with Seneh] lay near the sharp bend of the pass"
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1 Identification

  1. Bozez (modern): very high confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around BozezBozez

Verses (1)

1Sam 14:4

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBozez (2007)Bozez
OpenBible.infoabde10e (Bozez)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_462


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Bozez (place)
  2. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Bozez
  3. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  4. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Bozez
  5. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 1Sam 14:4-5
  6. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Bozez
  7. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Bozez
  8. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  9. 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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Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019


This page identifies the current consensus around the modern location of this biblical place.