Places in Esther

Download KML file of Esther for use in Google Earth.

Chapters with Places

  1. Esther 1 (5 places)
  2. Esther 2 (3 places)
  3. Esther 3 (1 place: Susa)
  4. Esther 4 (1 place: Susa)
  5. Esther 8 (3 places)
  6. Esther 9 (1 place: Susa)
  7. Esther 10 (2 places)


Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
Babylon 1
Esth 2:6
  1. Ishtar gate from BabylonBabylon

Esth 1:1, 8:9
  1. pyramid at El-Kurru in EthiopiaEthiopia

Esth 1:1, 8:9
  1. panorama of hills in the historical province of IndiaIndia

Esth 2:6
  1. aerial cityscape of JerusalemJerusalem

Esth 1:3, 1:14, 3 more
  1. ruins at Tell HagmatanaMedia

Esth 1:3, 1:14, 3 more
  1. panorama of ruins at Persepolis in PersiaPersia

Esth 1:2, 1:5, 15 more
  1. ruins at ShushShush

Image Credits

Radomir Vrbovsky, Bertramz, AQEEL BAIG, Godot13, Philippe Chavin, Hadis Faghiri, Carole Raddato


This page attempts to identify all possible locations for every place mentioned in this book of the Bible.

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.