Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesField of Blades, Field of Flints, Field of Sharp Swords, Field of Swords, Helkath-hazzurim, Helkath Hazzurim
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1 Identification

  1. within 500 m of Gibeon (ancient): very high confidence
    1. well at El Jibwithin 500 m of El Jib

Verses (1)

2Sam 2:16

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookHelkath-hazzurim (2007)Helkath-hazzurim
OpenBible.infoac722b9 (Helkath-hazzurim)
WikipediaHelkath-hazzurim (redirect)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Helkath-hazzurim (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Helkath Hazzurim
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Helkath-Hazzurim
  4. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Helkath-hazzurim
  5. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  6. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Helkath-Hazzurim
  7. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Helkath-hazzurim
  8. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Field of Sharp Swords
  9. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  10. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Helkath-hazzurim
  11. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Helkath-hazzurim
  12. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Helkath-hazzurim
  13. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  14. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  15. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): 2Sam 2:16

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.

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