Modern names for Biblical place names

List of modern names for Biblical place names

Old Testament names

Biblical name Mentioned in Present name Province/Region Country Name Country Flag
Almon Joshua 21:18 Khirbet Almit Judea and Samaria Israel Israel
Babylon Jeremiah 50:1 – 50:46 Hillah Babil Governorate Iraq Iraq
Beth Arbel Hosea 10:14 Irbid Irbid Governorate Jordan Jordan
Beth-tappuah Joshua 15:53 Taffuh Judea and Samaria Israel Israel
Bozrah Amos 1:12 Bouseira Tafilah Governorate Jordan Jordan
Cuthah II Kings 17:24 Tell Ibrahim Babil Governorate Iraq Iraq
Dedan Ezekiel 38:13 Al-‘Ula Al Madinah Region Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Ecbatana Ezra 6:2 Hamadan Hamadan Province Iran Iran
Elim Exodus 16:1 Wadi Gharandel South Sinai Governorate Egypt Egypt
Erech Genesis 10:10 Uruk Al Muthanna Governorate Iraq Iraq
Etam II Chronicles 11:6 Solomon’s Pools Judea and Samaria Israel Israel
Gath Joshua 13:3 Ramla Central District Israel Israel
Gerar Genesis 10:19 Haluza Southern District Israel Israel
Gilo Joshua 15:51 Beit Jala Judea and Samaria Israel Israel
Gozan I Chronicles 5:26 Tell Halaf Al Hasakah Governorate Syria Syria
Harosheth Haggoyim Judges 4:13 El Ahwat Haifa District Israel Israel
Hamath II Samuel 8:9 Hama Hama Governorate Syria Syria
Hammath Joshua 19:35 Tiberias Northern District Israel Israel
Iron Joshua 19:38 Yaroun Nabatieh Governorate Lebanon Lebanon
Joppa Jonah 1:3 Jaffa Tel Aviv District Israel Israel
Kadesh Numbers 20:1 Petra Ma’an Governorate Jordan Jordan
Kir of Moab Isaiah 15:1 Al Karak Karak Governorate Jordan Jordan
Kiriath-Jearim Joshua 9:17 Abu Ghosh Jerusalem District Israel Israel
Kitron Judges 1:30 Sepphoris Northern District Israel Israel
Laish/Leshem Judges 18:29 & Joshua 19:47 Tel Dan (Banias) Northern District Israel Israel
Medeba Numbers 21:30 & Joshua 13:9 Madaba Madaba Governorate Jordan Jordan
Nephtoah Joshua 15:9 Lifta Jerusalem District Israel Israel
No Ezekiel 30:14 Alexandria Alexandria Governorate Egypt Egypt
Noph Isaiah 19:13 Memphis Giza Governorate Egypt Egypt
No-amon/Thebes Ezekiel30:16 & Nahum 3:8 Luxor Luxor Governorate Egypt Egypt
Noph Isaiah 19:13 Memphis Giza Governorate Egypt Egypt
On/Awen Genesis 46:20 Ayn Shams Cairo Governorate Egypt Egypt
Ono I Chronicles 8:12 Or Yehuda Central District Israel Israel
Ophir Job 22:24 Sri Lanka Island country Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Pi-beseth/Bubastis Ezekiel 30:17 Tell Basta Al Sharqia Governorate Egypt Egypt
Qiryat Arba Joshua 14:15 Hebron Hebron Governorate Israel Israel
Rabbah Amos 1:14 Amman Amman Governorate Jordan Jordan
Rakkath Joshua 19:35 Tiberias Northern District Israel Israel
Sarepta I Kings 17:9 & Obadiah 20 Sarafand Southern Governorate Lebanon Lebanon
Seba (Saba) Psalm 72:10 Meroë River Nile Governorate Sudan Sudan
Sheba I Kings 10:1 Ma’rib Ma’rib Governorate Yemen Yemen
Shechem Genesis 12:6 Nablus Judea and Samaria Area Israel Israel
Shiloah Isaiah 8:6 Silwan Jerusalem District Israel Israel
Shomron (Samaria) I Kings 16:24 Sebaste Judea and Samaria Area Israel Israel
Sin/Pelusium Ezekiel 30:15 Tell el Farama North Sinai Governorate Egypt Egypt
Susa Nehemiah 1:1 Shush Khūzestān Province Iran Iran
Syene Ezekiel 29:10 & 30:6 Aswan Aswan Governorate Egypt Egypt
Tadmor II Chronicles 8:4 Palmyra Homs Governorate Syria Syria
Tahpanhes Jeremiah 44:1 Tell Defenneh Dakahlia Governorate Egypt Egypt
Timnah Judges 14:1 Khirbet Tibneh Jerusalem District Israel Israel
Timnath-heres Joshua 19:50 Kifl Haris Judea and Samaria Israel Israel
Ur Genesis 11:31 & Nehemiah 9:7 Tell el Muqayyar Dhi Qar Governorate Iraq Iraq
Zephathah (Zephath) II Chronicles 14:10 Tell es-Safi Jerusalem District Israel Israel
Ziddim Joshua 19:35 Hittin Northern District Israel Israel
Zoan Numbers 13:22 Tanis Al Sharqia Governorate Egypt Egypt

New Testament names

Biblical name Mentioned in Present name Province/Region Country Name Country Flag
Adramyttium Acts 27:2 Burhaniye Balıkesir Province Turkey Turkey
Antioch Acts 11:26 Antakya Hatay Province Turkey Turkey
Aphek Acts 23:31 Rosh HaAyin Central District Israel Israel
Assos Acts 20:13 Behramkale Çanakkale Province Turkey Turkey
Attalia Acts 14:25 Antalya Antalya Province Turkey Turkey
Berea Acts 17:10-13 Veria Imathia Greece Greece
Cauda Acts 27:16 Gavdos Chania Greece Greece
Cenchrea Romans 16:1 Kechries Korinthía Greece Greece
Gerasa Mark 5:1 & Luke 8:26 Jerash Jerash Governorate Jordan Jordan
Iconium Acts 14:1 Konya Konya Province Turkey Turkey
Lod Acts 9:32 Lod Central District Israel Israel
Lystra Acts 14:8 Klistra Konya Province Turkey Turkey
Mitylene Acts 20:14 Mytilene Lesbos Greece Greece
Myra Acts 27:5 Demre Antalya Province Turkey Turkey
Neapolis Acts 16:11 Kavala East Macedonia and Thrace Greece Greece
Nicopolis Titus 3:12 Preveza Epirus Greece Greece
Pergamum Revelation 2:12 Bergama İzmir Province Turkey Turkey
Philadelphia Revelation 3:7 Alaşehir Manisa Province Turkey Turkey
Ptolemais Acts 21:7 Acre Northern District Israel Israel
Puteoli Acts 28:13 Pozzuoli Campania Italy Italy
Rhegium Acts 28:13 Reggio Calabria Calabria Italy Italy
Smyrna Revelation 2:8 İzmir İzmir Province Turkey Turkey
Thessalonica I & II Thessalonians Thessaloniki Central Macedonia Greece Greece
Thyatira Revelation 2:18 Akhisar Manisa Province Turkey Turkey

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