Places in the Bible Today:

Keilah

Data

Translated NameKeilah
Typesettlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. Khirbet Qila (modern): 85% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet QilaKhirbet Qila

Verses (15)

Josh-Ruth (1)
Josh 15:44
1Sam-Esth (14)
1Sam 23:1, 23:2, 23:3, 23:4, 23:5, 23:6, 23:7, 23:8, 23:10, 23:11, 23:12, 23:13
Neh 3:17, 3:18

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Biblemapper.com578
Logos FactbookKeilah (town)
OpenBible.info (2007)Keilah
OpenBible.infoad9df93 (Keilah)
TIPNRKeilah@Jos.15.44
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2622
WikidataQ2076708

Sources

  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 438
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Keilah (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Keilah
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Keilah
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Keilah
  6. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 140
  7. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  8. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Keilah (place)
  9. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  10. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 15:44; 1Sam 23:1-6; Neh 3:17-18
  11. Gordon, I and II Samuel (1986): 1Sam 23:1
  12. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Keilah
  13. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Keilah
  14. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Keilah
  15. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  16. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 11
  17. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  18. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Keilah
  19. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 15:33-47; 1Sam 23:1
  20. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 218
  21. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Keilah
  22. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  23. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  24. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Keilah
  25. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016): Keilah
  26. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Keilah (Place)
  27. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Qeila
  28. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Keilah
  29. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:44
  30. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Keilah
  31. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  32. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  33. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): 1Sam 23:1
  34. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 91

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification 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.

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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.