List of modern names for biblical place names

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While the main Biblical place names like Jerusalem, Athens, Damascus, Alexandria, and Rome have been used for centuries, some have changed through the years.

Biblical Name Mentioned in Present Name Province/Region Country
Adramyttium Acts 27:2 Burhaniye Balıkesir Province Turkey
Antioch Acts 11:26 Antakya[1] Hatay Province Turkey
Antipatris Acts 23:31 Rosh HaAyin[2] Meḥoz haMerkaz Israel
Assos Acts 20:13 Behramkale[3] Çanakkale Province Turkey
Attalia Acts 14:25 Antalya[4] Antalya Province Turkey
Berea Acts 17:10-13 Veria Imathia Greece
Beth Arbel[5] Hosea 10:14 Irbid[6] Irbid Governorate Jordan
Bozrah[7] Amos 1:12 Bouseira[8] Tafilah Governorate Jordan
Cauda Acts 27:16 Gavdos Chania Greece
Cenchrea Romans 16:1 Kechries Korinthía Greece
Cuthah[9] II Kings 17:24 Tell Ibrahim[10] Babil Governorate Iraq
Dedan[11] Ezekiel 38:13 Al-'Ula[12] Al-Madīnah al-Munawarah Saudi Arabia
Ecbatana[13] Ezra 6:2 Hamadan[14] Ostāne Hamedān Iran
Elim[15] Exodus 16:1 Wadi Gharandel[16] South Sinai Governorate Egypt
Erech[17] Genesis 10:10 Uruk[18] Al Muthanna Governorate Iraq
Gerasa Mark 5:1 & Luke 8:26 Jerash[19] Jerash Governorate Jordan
Gozan [20] I Chronicles 5:26 Tell Halaf Al Hasakah Governorate Syria
Harosheth Haggoyim[21] Judges 4:13 El Ahwat[22] Mehoz Ḥeifa Israel
Hamath[23] II Samuel 8:9 Hama[24] Hama Governorate Syria
Iconium Acts 14:1 Konya Konya Province Turkey
Iron Joshua 19:38 Yaroun[25] Nabatieh Governorate Lebanon
Joppa[26] Jonah 1:3 Jaffa[27] Tel Aviv District Israel
Kir of Moab[28] Isaiah 15:1 Al Karak[29] Karak Governorate Jordan
Laish/Leshem[30][31] Judges 18:29 & Joshua 19:47 Tel Dan Mehoz haTzafon Israel
Lydda Acts 9:32 Lod[32] Meḥoz haMerkaz Israel
Lystra Acts 14:8 Klistra[33] Konya Province Turkey
Medeba[34][35] Numbers 21:30 & Joshua 13:9 Madaba[36] Madaba Governorate Jordan
Mitylene Acts 20:14 Mytilene[37] Lesbos Greece
Myra Acts 27:5 Demre[38] Antalya Province Turkey
Neapolis Acts 16:11 Kavala[39] East Macedonia and Thrace Greece
Nicopolis Titus 3:12 Preveza[40] Epirus Greece
Nineveh[41] Jonah 1:2 & Matthew 12:41 Mosul[42] Ninawa Governorate Iraq
No-amon/Thebes[43][44] Ezekiel30:16 & Nahum 3:8 Luxor Muḥāfaẓat al-Aqṣur Egypt
Noph Isaiah 19:13 Memphis[45] Giza Governorate Egypt
On/Awen[46] Genesis 46:20 Heliopolis[47] Cairo Governorate Egypt
Pergamum Revelation 2:12 Bergama İzmir Province Turkey
Philadelphia Revelation 3:7 Alaşehir[48] Manisa Province Turkey
Pi-beseth/Bubastis[49] Ezekiel 30:17 Tell Basta[50] Muḥāfaẓa aš Šarqīya Egypt
Ptolemais Acts 21:7 Acre Mehoz haTzafon Israel
Puteoli Acts 28:13 Pozzuoli Campania Italy
Qiryat Arba[51] Joshua 14:15 Hebron [52] West Bank/Hebron Governorate Israel/State of Palestine
Rabbah [53] Amos 1:14 Amman [54] Capital Governorate Jordan
Rhegium Acts 28:13 Reggio Calabria Calabria Italy
Sarepta[55][56] I Kings 17:9 & Obadiah 20 Sarafand Al-Janubiyah Lebanon
Sin/Pelusium[57] Ezekiel 30:15 Tell el Farama[58] North Sinai Governorate Egypt
Smyrna Revelation 2:8 İzmir İzmir Province Turkey
Susa[59] Nehemiah 1:1 Shush[60] Khūzestān Province Iran
Syene[61][62] Ezekiel 29:10 & 30:6 Aswan[63] Aswan Governorate Egypt
Tadmor[64] II Chronicles 8:4 Palmyra[65][66] Homs Governorate Syria
Tahpanhes[67] Jeremiah 44:1 Tell Defenneh[68] Dakahlia Governorate Egypt
Thessalonica I & II Thessalonians Thessaloniki Central Macedonia Greece
Thyatira Revelation 2:18 Akhisar Manisa Province Turkey
Ur[69][70] Genesis 11:31 & Nehemiah 9:7 Tell el Muqayyar Dhi Qar Governorate Iraq
Zoan[71] Numbers 13:22 Tanis[72] Muḥāfaẓa aš Šarqīya Egypt

See also[edit]

List of Biblical place names in North America

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/syrian_antioch.htm
  2. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/antipatris.htm
  3. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/assos.htm
  4. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/attalia.htm
  5. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt1310.htm
  6. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/beth-arbel.htm
  7. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt1501.htm
  8. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/bozrah.htm
  9. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt09b17.htm
  10. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/cuthah.htm
  11. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt1238.htm
  12. ^ http://nabataea.net/dedan.html
  13. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt35a06.htm
  14. ^ http://www.hegmataneh.ir/
  15. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0216.htm
  16. ^ http://www.bibleistrue.com/qna/pqna47.htm
  17. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0110.htm
  18. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/erech.htm
  19. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/gerasa.htm
  20. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt25a05.htm
  21. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0704.htm
  22. ^ http://www.jpost.com/ChristianInIsrael/Features/Article.aspx?id=180213
  23. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt08b08.htm
  24. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/regional/hamath.htm
  25. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/yiron.htm
  26. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt1701.htm
  27. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/joppa.htm
  28. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt1015.htm
  29. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/kir.htm
  30. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0718.htm
  31. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0619.htm
  32. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/lod.htm
  33. ^ http://www.kilistra.org.tr/web/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=30
  34. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0421.htm
  35. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0613.htm
  36. ^ http://www.visitmadaba.org/
  37. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/mitylene.htm
  38. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/myra.htm
  39. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/neapolis.htm
  40. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/nicopolis.htm
  41. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt1701.htm
  42. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/nineveh.htm
  43. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt1230.htm
  44. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt1903.htm
  45. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/memphis.htm
  46. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0146.htm
  47. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/on.htm
  48. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/philadelphia.htm
  49. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt1230.htm
  50. ^ Wilkinson, Richard H. (2000). The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson. p. 109
  51. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0614.htm
  52. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/kiriath-arba.htm
  53. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt1501.htm
  54. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/rabbah.htm
  55. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt09a17.htm
  56. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt1601.htm
  57. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt1230.htm
  58. ^ http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/pelusium/
  59. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt35b01.htm
  60. ^ http://www.livius.org/su-sz/susa/susa00.html
  61. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt1229.htm
  62. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt1230.htm
  63. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/syene.htm
  64. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt25b08.htm
  65. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/tadmor.htm
  66. ^ http://www.metmuseum.org/TOAH/hd/palm/hd_palm.htm
  67. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt1144.htm
  68. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/tahpanhes.htm
  69. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0111.htm
  70. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt35b09.htm
  71. ^ http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0413.htm
  72. ^ http://bibleatlas.org/zoan.htm