Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameHali
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Tel Alil (modern): 65% confidence
    1. panorama of Tel AlilTel Alil

  2. Tel Alil West (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Tel Alil WestTel Alil West

Verses (1)

Josh 19:25

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookHali (2007)Hali
OpenBible.infoa79d6a5 (Hali)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1055
WikipediaHali (biblical place) (redirect)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Hali (place)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Hali
  3. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Hali
  5. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 19:25
  6. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  7. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 22
  8. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  9. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  10. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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, Tel Alil), 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

Ori~, McKaby


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.