Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesAram, Aramean, Arameans, Syria
Notesterritory varies over time
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. Aram (ancient): very high confidence
    1. citadel of DamascusAram

Verses (11)

Gen-Deut (1)
Num 23:7
Josh-Ruth (2)
Judg 18:7, 18:28
1Sam-Esth (6)
2Sam 8:6, 15:8
2Kgs 5:18, 6:14, 8:15
1Chr 2:23
Job-Mal (2)
Hos 12:12
Zech 9:1

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookAram (2007)Aram
OpenBible.infoa3e66cd (Aram)
TIPNRPaddan-aram@Gen.25.20, Syria@Jdg.10.6


  1. Atlas of the Biblical World (2019)
  2. Baker Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Time Lines (2016)
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History (2008)
  6. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  7. Holman Bible Atlas (1999)
  8. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020)
  9. New Bible Atlas (1985)
  10. New Moody Atlas of the Bible (2009)
  11. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  12. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981)
  13. Rose Then and Now Bible Map Atlas (2013)
  14. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016)
  15. Smith, Atlas of the Historical Geography of the Holy Land (1894)
  16. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001)
  17. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)


citadel of Damascus
Credit: Dosseman (modified)


This page identifies the current consensus around the modern location of this biblical place.

The isobands you see on the map (gray areas with dark borders) attempt to give you confidence where a region is. Because many ancient regions aren't precisely defined, I consulted atlases to determine where the biblical region is located and used that data to build the isobands. The smaller isobands reflect more confidence that the given isoband is in the region, while the larger isobands reflect less confidence. Isobands are a kind of contour line that here indicate confidence levels.