Places in the Bible Today:

Beyond the River


Translated Namesbeyond the Euphrates River, Beyond the River, beyond the River, Trans-Euphrates, west of the Euphrates, west of the Euphrates River
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. Beyond the River (ancient): very high confidence
    1. panorama of hills in the province Beyond the RiverBeyond the River

Verses (16)

  1. Ezra 4:10, 4:11, 4:16, 4:17, 4:20, 5:3, 5:6, 6:6, 6:8, 6:13, 7:21, 7:25, 8:36
  2. Neh 2:7, 2:9, 3:7

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookBeyond the River (2007)Beyond the River
OpenBible.infoa88310a (Beyond the River)


  1. Atlas of the Biblical World (2019)
  2. Baker Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Time Lines (2016)
  3. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  4. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  5. HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History (2008)
  6. Holman Bible Atlas (1999)
  7. New Bible Atlas (1985)
  8. New Moody Atlas of the Bible (2009)
  9. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  10. Rose Then and Now Bible Map Atlas (2013)
  11. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016)
  12. Wikipedia: Eber-Nari
  13. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)


panorama of hills in the province Beyond the River
Credit: Bazminbaz (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.