Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesBrook Shihor Libnath, Shihor-Libnat, Shihor-libnath, Shihor Libnath
Typesnatural area, region, river, or settlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

5 Possible Identifications

  1. mouth of the Kishon River (modern): 25% confidence
    1. aerial panorama of the mouth of the Kishon Rivermouth of the Kishon River

  2. Tell Abu Hawam (modern): 20% confidence
    1. artifacts at Tell Abu HawamTell Abu Hawam

  3. Kebara Swamps (modern): 15% confidence
    1. closeup of the Kebara SwampsKebara Swamps

  4. Nahal Daliyya (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. closeup of Nahal DaliyyaNahal Daliyya

  5. Nahal Taninim (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. closeup of Nahal TaninimNahal Taninim

Verses (1)

Josh 19:26

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookShihor-Libnath (2007)Shihor-libnath
OpenBible.infoac6b338 (Shihor-libnath)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2853


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Shihor-libnath (place)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Shihor-libnath
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Shihor Libnath
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Shihor-libnath
  5. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 121
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Shihor-Libnath
  8. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 19:26
  9. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Shihor-libnath
  10. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Shihor-libnath
  11. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 22
  12. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  13. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Shihor-Libnath
  14. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 5
  15. New Bible Atlas (1985): page 35
  16. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Shihor-libnath
  17. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  18. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Shihor-libnath
  19. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 19:26 note 3
  20. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Shihor-libnath
  21. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  22. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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, 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

Zvi Roger, Michal Artzy, Zarmi, אורן פלס, Golf Bravo


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.