Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesSalcah, Salchah, Salecah, Salekah
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1 Identification

  1. Salkhad (modern): 75% confidence
    1. panorama of SalkhadSalkhad

Verses (4)

Gen-Deut (1)
Deut 3:10
Josh-Ruth (2)
Josh 12:5, 13:11
1Sam-Esth (1)
1Chr 5:11

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookSalecah (2007)Salecah
OpenBible.infoac3bc41 (Salecah)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2066


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 441
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Salecah (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Salchah
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Salekah
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Salecah
  6. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 219
  7. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  8. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Salecah
  9. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  10. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 12:4-5
  11. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Salecah
  12. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Salecah
  13. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Salecah
  14. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 3
  15. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  16. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 250
  17. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Salecah
  18. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 12:4-5
  19. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Salecah
  20. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Salcah
  21. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Salecah, Salcah
  22. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  23. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  24. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  25. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Salecah
  26. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Salcah, Salchah, Salecah
  27. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Salcah
  28. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Salcah, Salchah
  29. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  30. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  31. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 12:5; 1Chr 5:11-16

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

Tammam Narsh


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.