Places in the Bible Today:

Mount Nebo

Data

Translated NamesMount Nebo, Nebo
Typemountain
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

3 Possible Identifications

  1. Jabal al Naba (modern): 45% confidence
    1. panorama of Jabal al NabaJabal al Naba

  2. Rujm Siyaghah (modern): 40% confidence
    1. panorama of ruins at Rujm SiyaghahRujm Siyaghah

  3. Jebel Osha (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. building at Jebel OshaJebel Osha

Verses (2)

Deut 32:49, 34:1

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Biblemapper.com1057
Logos FactbookMount Nebo
OpenBible.info (2007)Mount Nebo
OpenBible.infoaefaa2d (Mount Nebo)
Pleiades563265622
TIPNRNebo_Mount@Deu.32.49
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1914
WikidataQ680161

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Nebo, Mount (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Nebo
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): page 108
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Nebo
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Nebo
  7. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Nebo, Mt.
  8. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Nebo
  9. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Nebo, Mount
  11. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006): Nebo, Mt
  12. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Nebo
  13. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  14. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  15. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  16. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Pisgah
  17. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Har Nebo
  18. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Nebo, Mt.
  19. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Nebo
  20. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  21. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  22. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 68

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

Raya Sharbain, Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg), Bilal Dweik

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.