Modern locations of places in the Bible:

Naqb al Biyar


Also CalledAl Biyar, Naqb el Biyar
Latitude, Longitude29.540220, 34.654290
Palestine 1928 Grid Coordinates (?)116124/-116270
Point Precisionpoint along wadi
Coordinates Sources
General Location Notes
  • Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975) (Rimmon-perez): “20 miles southwest of Ezion-geber
  • Skolnik, Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd Edition (2007) (page 334): “one of the main passages through the eastern mountains of Sinai, about 19 miles west of Akaba
Precise Coordinates Notesthis wadi runs through the pass, but I don’t know that it’s exactly the intended location
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Biblical places associated with Naqb al Biyar

10-meter-per-pixel satellite Image

satellite view of the region around Naqb al Biyar
Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019 (modified)