The site has been tentatively identified with the monastery founded by Luke, disciple of Euthymius, near the village of Metopa, identified with Kh. Umm Tuba, as related by Cyril of Scythopolis (V. Euthy. 16, 10-14; v. Sab. 114, 5, [ed. Schwartz]). According to Cyril, the monastery was located 35 stadia from the monastery of Euthymius. Kh. Luqa is located ca. 3.5 km northeast of Bethlehem.