When this site was first proposed in 1970, its name was unknown and so it was described as “unnamed” (Livingston, “Location of Biblical Bethel,” p. 43). However, on a map produced by Claude R. Conder and Horatio, Lord Kitchener (The Survey of Western Palestine [London: Palestine Exploration Fund, 1883]) the site is featured and given the name “Khirbet Nisieh,” which is here modernized as Khirbet Nisya.