Places in the Bible Today:

Rissah

Data

Translated NameRissah
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Sharma (modern): 50% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around SharmaSharma

  2. Kuntilet el Jerafi (modern): 20% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Kuntilet el JerafiKuntilet el Jerafi

Verses (2)

Num 33:21, 33:22

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookRissah
OpenBible.info (2007)Rissah
OpenBible.infoaf04ad9 (Rissah)
TIPNRRissah@Num.33.21
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2710
WikidataQ7336346

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Rissah (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Rissah
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Rissah
  4. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Rissah
  5. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  6. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Rissah
  7. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Rissah
  8. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Rissah

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

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.