Complete (but concise) list of Bible places–biblical locations and their modern day equivalent

This is list of places, lands, and countries mentioned in the Bible. Some places may be listed twice or under two different names. Hover over the biblical location name for a detailed explanation of the place (if available).

A

Absalom’s Monument
Achaia
Adiabene – Neo Assyrian State
Ai
Akko
Akkad – Mesopotamian state
Ammon – Canaanite state
Antioch – In Asia Minor
Arabia – (in Biblical times and until the 7th century AD Arabia was confined to the Arabian Peninsula)
Aram/Aramea – Modern Syria
Arbela (Erbil/Urbil) – Assyrian city
Archevite
Armenia – Indo-European kingdom of eastern Asia Minor and southern Caucasus.
Arrapkha – Assyrian City, modern Kirkuk
Ashdod
Ashkelon
Ashur/Asshur/Assur – Capital city of Syria
Assyria – Mesopotamian Semitic state located in modern northern Iraq, northeastern Syria and southeastern Turkey

B

Baal-hazor – Canaanite city
Babel (Tower of Babel)
Babylon/Babylonia – Mesopotamian state located in the fertile plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
Beer-Sheba
Beit El
Beirut
Berea
Bethany
Bethel
Bethharan
Bethlehem
Bochim
Byblos – Phoenician state
Beersheba

 

C

Calah/Kalhu/Nimrud – Assyrian city
Calneh – Assyrian city
Canaan
Capernaum
Cappadocia – Region in Asia Minor
Carchemish – Assyrian city
Caria – Nation in Asia Minor
Cilicia – Nation in Asia Minor
Cimmeria – Nation in northern Asia Minor
Commagene – Nation in Asia Minor
Corduene – Nation in central Asia Minor, homeland of the Kurds
Cush – African state
Chaldea – Mesopotamian state, eventually encompassing Babylonia

D

Damascus – Aramean city and state
Dan
Debir
Dilmun – Pre-Arab state in the Arabian peninsula
Dothan
Dur-Sharrukin – Assyrian city

E

Ebla – East Semitic state in northern Syria
Eden
Egypt
Ekron
Elam – Pre-Iranic Nation in Ancient Iran
Elim
En Gedi
Enoch
Ephesia/Ephesus – Greek city in Asia Minor
Eridu – Mesopotamian city
Eshcol
Eshnunna – Mesopotamian city state
Ethiopia
Etham

 

F

 

G

Gabbatha
Galilee
Gath
Gaza
Georgia
Gethsemane
Gibeon
Gilead
Golgotha
Gomorrah
Goshen
Greece
Gutium – state in Iran

H

Haran
Harran – Assyrian City
Hattusa – Capital of Hittite Empire in Asia Minor
Hatti – Nation in Asia Minor
Havilah
Hill of Gash
Hebron
Hurri Nation – Nation in Asia Minor

I

Imgur-Enlil – Assyrian City
India – Esther 8:9

J

Jabbok
Jaffa
Jerash
Jericho
Jerusalem
Jordan
Jordan Plain
Judah
Judea

K

Kadesh-Barnea
Kaska – Nation in Asia Minor
Kassite state – in Iran
Kish – Mesopotamian Ciy State
Kush/Cush – in northeast Africa

L

Laban
Lachish
Laish
Laodicea
Larsa – Mesopotamian city
Lebanon
Lehi
Lycia – Nation in Asia Minor
Lydia – Nation in Asia Minor

M

Machpela
Magan – Pre-Arab state in Oman
Mamre Plain
Mannea – Nation in Iran
Marah
Mari – Assyrian city
Media – Nation in Iran
Megiddo
Meluhha – Pre-Arab state in the Arabian Peninsula
Memphis
Mesopotamia – Includes the kingdoms of Sumer, Akkad, Assyria, Babylonia, Chaldea, and the neo Assyrian states of Adiabene, Osroene and Hatra.
Midian
Miriam
Moab – Cannanite state
Mount Carmel
Mount Ephraim
Mount Nebo
Mount Sinai
Mysia – state in Asia Minor

N

Nahor
Nahrain (Mesopotamia)
Nazareth
Nibarti-Ashur – Assyrian city
Nimrud – later name for the Assyrian city of Kalhu/Calah
Nineveh – Capital of Assyria
NippurBabylonian city
Nod

O

On
Ophir
Opis – Mesopotamian/Babylonian City
Osroene – Neo Assyrian state

P

Palestine
Palmyra – Aramean state in Syria
Paran
Parthia – Nation in Iran
Penuel
Persia – Nation in Iran
Petra
Philistia – Original name of Palestine
Phrygia – Nation in Asia Minor
Phut
Pithom
Punt

Q

 

R

Ramathlehi
Rapiqum – Assyrian City
Rephidim
Rome – Roman Empire

S

Samaria – Nation of the Samaritans
Scythia – Nation in Asia Minor
Shalem
Sheba – Pre-Arab state in Yemen
Shechem
Shinar – Mesopotamian city
Shomron
Shubat-Enlil – Assyrian city
Sidon
Sin Desert
Sinai
Smyrna
Sodom
Spain – Romanos 15.24
Sumer/Sumeria – Mesopotamian state and region
Syria/Aramea

T

Tabal – Georgian state in Asia Minor
Tarshish
Tel Dan
Til-barsip – Assyrian city
Timnath-serah
Timnath
Tushhan – Assyrian city
Tyre

U

Ugarit – Amorite state
Umma – Mesopotamian state and city
Ur – Mesopotamian state and city
Urartu – Hurrian state in the Caucasus
Urkish – Mesopotamian state and city
Uruk – Mesopotamian state and city
The Land of Uz

V

Via Dolorosa

W

 

Z

Zaanan
Zair
Zalmon
Zalmonah
Zanoah
Zareah
Zartanah
Zelah
Zemaraim
Zephi
Zeredathah
Zorah
Zion
Zior
Zoba