Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesBabylon, Babylonia, Babylonian, Babylonish, Shinar
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. another name for Babylonia (ancient): very high confidence
    1. Ishtar gate from BabylonBabylonia

Verses (8)

Gen-Deut (4)
Gen 10:10, 11:2, 14:1, 14:9
Josh-Ruth (1)
Josh 7:21
Job-Mal (3)
Isa 11:11
Dan 1:2
Zech 5:11

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookShinar (2007)Shinar
OpenBible.infoaf725b1 (Shinar)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2948


  1. Atlas of the Biblical World (2019)
  2. Baker Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Time Lines (2016)
  3. Basic Bible Atlas (2020)
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  6. HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History (2008)
  7. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  8. Holman Bible Atlas (1999)
  9. New Moody Atlas of the Bible (2009)
  10. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  11. Rand McNally Bible Atlas (1910)
  12. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981)
  13. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985)
  14. Rose Then and Now Bible Map Atlas (2013)
  15. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016)
  16. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)

Thumbnail Image Credits

Radomir Vrbovsky


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.