Places in the Bible Today:

Riblah 2


Translated NameRiblah
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. Arbin (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. streetscape at ArbinArbin

  2. Tall Irbid (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. building at Tall IrbidTall Irbid

  3. Hermel (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. monument at HermelHermel

  4. another name for Riblah 1 (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around RablehRableh

Verses (1)

Num 34:11

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookRiblah (of Shepham) (2007)Riblah 2
OpenBible.infoac95bd8 (Riblah 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_891
WikipediaRiblah (partial)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Riblah (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Riblah
  3. Cole, Numbers (2000): 34:10-12
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Riblah
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Riblah
  6. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Riblah
  7. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Riblah
  8. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Riblah, Riblath
  9. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  10. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  11. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Riblah
  12. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Riblah
  13. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  14. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Num 34:10

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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

Waseem Al Sakhleh, David Stanley, Rabih omeiri, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019


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.