Places in the Bible Today:

Beth-biri

Data

Translated NamesBeth-birei, Beth-Biri, Beth-biri, Beth Biri
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. Jebel el Biri (modern): 65% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Jebel el BiriJebel el Biri

  2. Ein esh Shallala (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Ein esh ShallalaEin esh Shallala

  3. another name for Beth-lebaoth (ancient): less than 10% confidence

Verses (1)

1Chr 4:31

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookBeth-Biri
OpenBible.info (2007)Beth-biri
OpenBible.infoaf623fd (Beth-biri)
TIPNRBeth-biri@1Ch.4.31
UBS Names Databaseot ID_479

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Beth-biri (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Beth Biri
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Beth-Biri
  4. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): 1Chr 4:31
  5. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Beth-Biri
  6. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 106
  7. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Beth-biri

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 (in this case, Jebel el Biri), 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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Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019

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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. 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.