Places in the Bible Today:

Gibeon

Data

Translated NamesGibbar, Gibeon, Gibeonite, Gibeonites, Wilderness of Gibeon
Typesettlement
Notes2 Sam 2:24 may be Geba
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. El Jib (modern): more than 95% confidence
    1. well at El JibEl Jib

Verses (39)

Josh-Ruth (14)
Josh 9:3, 9:17, 10:1, 10:2, 10:4, 10:5, 10:6, 10:7, 10:10, 10:12, 10:41, 11:19, 18:25, 21:17
1Sam-Esth (22)
2Sam 2:12, 2:13, 2:16, 2:24, 3:30, 20:8, 21:9
1Kgs 3:4, 3:5, 9:2
1Chr 6:60, 8:29, 9:35, 12:4, 14:16, 16:39, 21:29
2Chr 1:3, 1:5, 1:13
Neh 3:7, 7:25
Job-Mal (3)
Jer 28:1, 41:12, 41:16

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Biblemapper.com462
Logos FactbookGibeon
OpenBible.info (2007)Gibeon
OpenBible.infoaede336 (Gibeon)
Pleiades687900
TIPNRGibeon@Jos.9.3
UBS Names Databaseot ID_673
WikidataQ889398

Sources

  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 435
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Gibeon (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Gibeon; Gibeonites
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Gibeon
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Gibeon
  6. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 178
  7. Breneman, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (1993): Neh 3:7
  8. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  9. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Gibeon
  10. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  11. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 9:3; Jer 41:11-15
  12. Gordon, I and II Samuel (1986): 2Sam 2:12
  13. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Gibeon
  14. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Gibeon
  15. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Gibeon
  16. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  17. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 18
  18. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  19. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 128
  20. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Gibeon
  21. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006): Gibeon
  22. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 9:3; Josh 18:21-28; 2Sam 2:12
  23. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Gibeon
  24. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 332
  25. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Gibeon
  26. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Gibeon
  27. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  28. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  29. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  30. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Gibeon
  31. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016): page 70
  32. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Gibeon, Gibeonites
  33. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Gabaon
  34. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Gibeon
  35. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 9:3-5
  36. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Gibeon, Gibeonites
  37. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  38. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  39. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 9:3; 2Sam 2:13; 1Chr 14:17; Jer 28:1
  40. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 74

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification 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.

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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.