Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesKiriath-huzoth, Kiriath-Huzoth, Kiriath Huzoth, Kirjath-huzoth, Kirjath Huzoth
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5 Possible Identifications

  1. within 10 km of Dibon 1 (ancient): 25% confidence
    1. ruins at Tall Dhibanwithin 10 km of Tall Dhiban

  2. within 10 km of Bamoth-baal (ancient): 20% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet el Quweiqiyehwithin 10 km of Khirbet el Quweiqiyeh

    2. satellite view of the region around Jebel Ataruzwithin 10 km of Jebel Ataruz

    3. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Libbwithin 10 km of Khirbet Libb

  3. El Keryeh (modern): 15% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around El KeryehEl Keryeh

  4. not a proper name (scribal error): less than 10% confidence
  5. another name for Kiriathaim 1 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Khirbet al MukhayyatKhirbet al Mukhayyat

    2. satellite view of the region around Khirbet el QureiyeKhirbet el Qureiye

    3. satellite view of the region around Al QurayyatAl Qurayyat

    4. satellite view of the region around Tall JalulTall Jalul

Verses (1)

Num 22:39

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookKiriath-huzoth (2007)Kiriath-huzoth
OpenBible.infoaeb19d6 (Kiriath-huzoth)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2637


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Kiriath-huzoth (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Kiriath Huzoth
  3. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  4. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Kiriath-huzoth
  5. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Kiriath-huzoth
  6. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  7. 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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Bashar Tabbah, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Bashar Tabbah


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.