Places in the Bible Today:

Gallim

Data

Translated NameGallim
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Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
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6 Possible Identifications

  1. Khirbet Kakul (modern): 40% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet KakulKhirbet Kakul

  2. Khirbet Erha (modern): 15% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet ErhaKhirbet Erha

  3. Jilya (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around JilyaJilya

  4. another name for Beth-gilgal (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Khirbet el MefjirKhirbet el Mefjir

    2. aerial panorama of ruins at Bedhat esh Sha’abBedhat esh Sha’ab

    3. satellite view of the region around El ’UnuqEl ’Unuq

    4. satellite view of the region around Tell el JurnTell el Jurn

    5. satellite view of the region around Khirbet en NitlehKhirbet en Nitleh

    6. panorama of Araq ed Deir in the distance on the rightAraq ed Deir

    7. satellite view of the region around Suwwanet eth ThaniyaSuwwanet eth Thaniya

    8. panorama of Tal‘at ed Damm, which is behind the roadTal‘at ed Damm

    9. satellite view of the region around El KhirbehEl Khirbeh

    10. ruins at Khan el AhmarKhan el Ahmar

  5. another name for Geliloth (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. panorama of Araq ed Deir in the distance on the rightAraq ed Deir

    2. satellite view of the region around El KhirbehEl Khirbeh

    3. ruins at Khan el AhmarKhan el Ahmar

    4. panorama of Tal‘at ed Damm, which is behind the roadTal‘at ed Damm

  6. another name for Gilgal 1 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Khirbet el MefjirKhirbet el Mefjir

    2. aerial panorama of ruins at Bedhat esh Sha’abBedhat esh Sha’ab

    3. satellite view of the region around El ’UnuqEl ’Unuq

    4. satellite view of the region around Tell el JurnTell el Jurn

    5. satellite view of the region around Suwwanet eth ThaniyaSuwwanet eth Thaniya

    6. satellite view of the region around Khirbet en NitlehKhirbet en Nitleh

Verses (2)

1Sam-Esth (1)
1Sam 25:44
Job-Mal (1)
Isa 10:30

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Biblemapper.com436
Logos FactbookGallim
OpenBible.info (2007)Gallim
OpenBible.infoac10bcf (Gallim)
TIPNRGallim@1Sa.25.44
UBS Names Databaseot ID_734
WikipediaGallim (redirect)

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Gallim (place)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Gallim
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Gallim
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Gallim
  5. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 178
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Gallim
  7. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Gallim
  9. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Gallim
  11. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 275
  12. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 7
  13. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Gallim
  14. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  15. Sacred Bridge (2014): page 235
  16. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Gallim
  17. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Gallim
  18. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Gallim

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (conneceted 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

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Zairon, Adam Zartal אדם זרטל, יעקב, Bukvoed, Bukvoed

About

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.