Places in the Bible Today:

Jezreel 3

Data

Translated NamesJezreel, Jezreelite, Jezreelitess
Typesettlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

2 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Jezreel 1 (ancient): 60% confidence. It may be:
    1. cityscape of Yattawithin 7 km of Yatta

    2. ruins at Khirbet TarramaKhirbet Tarrama

    3. satellite view of the region around Khirbet el KufeirKhirbet el Kufeir

    4. satellite view of the region around Khirbet FattuhKhirbet Fattuh

  2. another name for Jezreel 2 (ancient): 15% confidence
    1. ruins at Tel Yizre’elTel Yizre’el

Verses (6)

  1. 1Sam 25:43, 27:3, 30:5
  2. 2Sam 2:2, 3:2
  3. 1Chr 3:1

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
OpenBible.info (2007)Jezreel
OpenBible.infoac644e9 (Jezreel 3)
TIPNRJezreel@Jos.15.56, Jezreel@Jos.19.18
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1333

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Jezreel
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Jezreel
  7. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  8. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016)
  9. New Bible Dictionary (1996)
  10. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  11. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  12. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Jezreel
  13. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  14. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Jezreel
  15. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  16. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  17. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): 1Sam 25:43

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 (in this case, another name for Jezreel 1), 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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Thumbnail Image Credits

Stéphanie Gromann, hatul, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, 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.