Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameJogbehah
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Khirbet Jubeiha (modern): 70% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet JubeihaKhirbet Jubeiha

  2. Tell Safut (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell SafutTell Safut

Verses (2)

Gen-Deut (1)
Num 32:35
Josh-Ruth (1)
Judg 8:11

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookJogbehah (2007)Jogbehah
OpenBible.infoacf6e00 (Jogbehah)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1234
WikipediaJogbehah (redirect)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 437
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Jogbehah (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Jogbehah
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Jogbehah
  5. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 224
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Jogbehah
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Jogbehah
  9. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Jogbehah
  11. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Num 32:34-42; Judg 8:11
  12. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Jogbehah
  13. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Jogbehah
  14. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  15. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Jogbehah
  16. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Yogbaha
  17. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Jogbehah
  18. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  19. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  20. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Judg 8:11

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 (in this case, Khirbet Jubeiha), 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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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.