Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesAbarim, Abarim Range, Mount Abarim, mountains of Moab
Typemountain range
Notesmountain range containing Mount Nebo
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. Abarim (modern): very high confidence
    1. panorama looking east at mountains of AbarimAbarim

Verses (5)

Gen-Deut (4)
Num 27:12, 33:47, 33:48
Deut 32:49
Job-Mal (1)
Jer 22:20

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookAbarim (2007)Abarim
OpenBible.infoaa8275b (Abarim)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2111


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  3. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020)
  4. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  5. Smith, Atlas of the Historical Geography of the Holy Land (1894)
  6. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972)


panorama looking east at mountains of Abarim
Credit: Guillaume Baviere (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.