Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameGibea
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. not a place (person): more than 95% confidence
  2. another name for Gibeah 2 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. panorama of hills in the region south of Hebronin the region south of Hebron

    2. satellite view of the region around Khirbet el QaryateinKhirbet el Qaryatein

    3. building at Bani Nai’imBani Nai’im

    4. roadblock at Jab’aJab’a

Verses (1)

1Chr 2:49

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookGibea
OpenBible.infoad15169 (Gibea)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_671


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Gibea (person)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Sheva
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Gibea
  4. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Gibea
  5. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Gibea; Gibeah
  6. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Gibea
  7. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Gibea
  8. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009): Gibea
  9. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Gibea
  10. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Gibea
  11. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Gibea
  12. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Gibea

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, not a place (person)), 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

أمين, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Orest2000, Palestine Solidarity Project


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.