Places in the Bible Today:

Sea of Jazer

Data

Translated NamesJazer, Sea of Jazer, sea of Jazer
Typesbody of water or settlement
Notesmay be a scribal insertion of "Sea of;" if referring to a body of water, then it’s unknown
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

2 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Jazer (ancient): 40% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet JazzirKhirbet Jazzir

    2. satellite view of the region around Khirbet SaraKhirbet Sara

    3. satellite view of the region around Tell el AremeTell el Areme

    4. satellite view of the region around Khirbet es SirehKhirbet es Sireh

    5. cityscape including Kom Yajuz, which is not visible behind the buildingsKom Yajuz

    6. ruins at YajuzYajuz

  2. within 30 km of Jazer (ancient): 20% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Jazzirwithin 30 km of Khirbet Jazzir

    2. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Sarawithin 30 km of Khirbet Sara

    3. satellite view of the region around Tell el Aremewithin 30 km of Tell el Areme

    4. satellite view of the region around Khirbet es Sirehwithin 30 km of Khirbet es Sireh

    5. cityscape including Kom Yajuz, which is not visible behind the buildingswithin 30 km of Kom Yajuz

    6. ruins at Yajuzwithin 30 km of Yajuz

Verses (1)

Jer 48:32

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookSea of Jazer
OpenBible.info (2007)Sea of Jazer
OpenBible.infoad259d1 (Sea of Jazer)
TIPNRJazer_Sea@Jer.48.32
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1389

Sources

  1. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  2. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Sea of Jazer
  3. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Sea of Jazer
  4. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Jazer, Sea of

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, 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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Adeeb Atwan, Yazan Al-Hajjaj

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.