Places in the Bible Today:

Taralah

Data

Translated NameTaralah
Typesettlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

3 Possible Identifications

  1. Khirbet Erha (modern): 55% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet ErhaKhirbet Erha

  2. Khirbet Tililiya (modern): 20% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet TililiyaKhirbet Tililiya

  3. Beit Irza (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama including Beit Irza, which is on the hill in the foregroundBeit Irza

Verses (1)

Josh 18:27

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookTaralah
OpenBible.info (2007)Taralah
OpenBible.infoacfcf28 (Taralah)
TIPNRTaralah@Jos.18.27
UBS Names Databaseot ID_3085
WikipediaCities in the Book of Joshua (nonunique url)

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Taralah (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Taralah
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Taralah
  4. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 345
  5. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Taralah
  6. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Taralah
  7. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Taralah

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (conneceted 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 Erha), 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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, zeevveez

About

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.