Modern locations of places in the Bible:



Also CalledHorbat Shivta, Sobata (ancient name), Subeita, Tell es Sebeta
Latitude, Longitude30.880000, 34.630000
Palestine 1928 Grid Coordinates (?)114519/032269
Point Precisionpoint in visible remains
Coordinates Sources
General Location Notes
  • Woudstra, Joshua (1981) (12:9-24): “3 miles east [actually 28 miles southwest] of Beer-sheba
  • Studia Catholica, volume 25 (1950) (page 104) says that the identification of Tell es-Sebeta with Hormah is unlikely
  • Realencyklopädie für Protestantische Theologie und Kirche (1908) (page 546): “between El-chalasa and Ain Kadis
  • Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992) (Sobata) notes the historical assumption identifying this site with Hormah
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Biblical places associated with Shivta


panorama of ruins at Shivta
Credit: Mujaddara (modified)