Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesAram-Maacah, Aram-maacah, Aram Maacah, Aram Maakah, Maacah, Maacath, Maacathite, Maacathites, Maachah, Maachathite, Maachathites, Maakah, Maakathite, Syria-maachah, Syrian Maacah
NotesAbel-beth-maacah is possibly on the border
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. Maacah (ancient): very high confidence
    1. panorama of a plain in MaacahMaacah

Verses (8)

Josh-Ruth (3)
Josh 12:5, 13:11, 13:13
1Sam-Esth (5)
2Sam 10:6, 10:8, 23:34
1Chr 19:6, 19:7

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookMaacah (kingdom) (2007)Aram-maacah, Maacah, Maacath
OpenBible.infoacae7cb (Maacah)
TIPNRAram-maacah@1Ch.19.6, Maacah@2Sa.10.6, Maacath@Jos.13.13


  1. Barnes, Historical Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  2. Biblica: The Bible Atlas (2007)
  3. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  4. CEB Bible Map Guide (2011)
  5. Discovery House Bible Atlas (2015)
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007)
  8. Harvest Handbook of Bible Lands (2019)
  9. Holman Bible Atlas (1999)
  10. Hudson, Bible Atlas and Companion (2008)
  11. New Bible Atlas (1985)
  12. New Moody Atlas of the Bible (2009)
  13. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  14. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985)
  15. Sacred Bridge (2014)
  16. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016)
  17. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001)
  18. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956)
  19. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)


panorama of a plain in Maacah
Credit: Вячеслав Ребров (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.