Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesGeshur, Geshurite, Geshurites
NotesAphek being in the region is per Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992) (Geshur)
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. Geshur (ancient): very high confidence
    1. panorama of hills in GeshurGeshur

Verses (11)

Josh-Ruth (3)
Josh 12:5, 13:11, 13:13
1Sam-Esth (8)
2Sam 3:3, 13:37, 13:38, 14:23, 14:32, 15:8
1Chr 2:23, 3:2

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookGeshur (2007)Geshur
OpenBible.infoaf6c325 (Geshur)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_769


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979)
  2. Atlas of the Biblical World (2019)
  3. Barnes, Historical Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Discovery House Bible Atlas (2015)
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History (2008)
  8. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  9. Harvest Handbook of Bible Lands (2019)
  10. Holman Bible Atlas (1999)
  11. Hudson, Bible Atlas and Companion (2008)
  12. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006)
  13. Kregel Bible Atlas (2003)
  14. New Bible Atlas (1985)
  15. New Moody Atlas of the Bible (2009)
  16. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  17. Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands (2009)
  18. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981)
  19. Sacred Bridge (2014)
  20. Student Bible Atlas (2015)
  21. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956)
  22. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)


panorama of hills in Geshur
Credit: Doronpilas (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.