Places in the Bible Today:

Nebo 2


Translated NameNebo
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. Nuba (modern): 35% confidence
    1. closeup of building at NubaNuba

  2. another name for Nob (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. panorama of Ras el MesharifRas el Mesharif

    2. satellite view of the region around Ras Umm et TalaRas Umm et Tala

    3. cityscape of IsawiyaIsawiya

    4. satellite view of the region around Ras TumeimRas Tumeim

    5. cityscape of Shuafat on Qu’mehQu’meh

    6. buildings at French HillFrench Hill

    7. building at Et TurEt Tur

  3. another name for Nebo 1 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Khirbet al MukhayyatKhirbet al Mukhayyat

    2. panorama of ruins at Khirbet Ayun MusaKhirbet Ayun Musa

Verses (2)

  1. Ezra 2:29
  2. Neh 7:33

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookNebo (of Judah) (2007)Nebo 2
OpenBible.infoaccdd09 (Nebo 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1914


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Nebo (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Nebo
  3. Breneman, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (1993): Ezra 2:21-35 note 44
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Nebo (place)
  5. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Ezra 2:29
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Nebo
  7. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Nebo
  8. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Nebo
  9. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Nebo
  11. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 6
  12. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Nebo
  13. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Nebo
  14. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Nebo
  15. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  16. 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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

Asafa01, Hoheit, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Hidro, Ynhockey, Rotem Danzig, Djampa, Bashar Tabbah, Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg)


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.