Places in the Bible Today:

Socoh 2


Translated NamesSochoh, Socoh, Sokoh
Notesin Judah
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1 Identification

  1. Khirbet Shuweikah (modern): 85% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet ShuweikahKhirbet Shuweikah

Verses (1)

Josh 15:48

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookSocoh (of Judah) (2007)Socoh 2
OpenBible.infoac9c090 (Socoh 2)
WikipediaSokho (partial)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 442
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Socoh (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Socoh
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Socoh
  5. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 168
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Soco, Socoh (place)
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 15:48
  10. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Socoh
  11. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Soco, Socoh
  12. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  13. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 11
  14. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  15. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Socoh; Soco
  16. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 231
  17. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Sochoh, Soco, Socoh
  18. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Socoh, Soco
  19. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Socoh
  20. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016): Socoh of Judah
  21. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Soco (Place), Socoh
  22. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Soko
  23. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Socoh
  24. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:48
  25. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Socho
  26. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  27. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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 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.