Places in 2 Kings 16

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Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
2Kgs 16:7, 16:8, 3 more
  1. artifact from NinevehAssyria

City of David
2Kgs 16:20
  1. tilt-shift cityscape of the City of DavidCity of David

2Kgs 16:9, 16:10, 2 more
  1. citadel of DamascusDamascus

2Kgs 16:6
  1. ruins at BuseiraEdom

2Kgs 16:6
  1. ruins at AqabaAqaba

  2. satellite view of the region around Tell el KheleifehTell el Kheleifeh

  3. panorama of Jezirat FaraunJezirat Faraun

  4. cityscape of EilatEilat

2Kgs 16:2, 16:5
  1. aerial cityscape of JerusalemJerusalem

Kir 1
2Kgs 16:9
  1. artifact related to DerDer

  2. panorama of the Kura Riverwithin 100 km of the Kura River

  3. panorama of the Amuk ValleyAmuk Valley

  4. panorama of a mountain in GutiumGutium

  5. satellite view of the region around El KaiyaraEl Kaiyara

  6. ruins at Shushwithin 100 km of Shush

  7. ruins at Tell Meskenewithin 50 km of Tell Meskene

  8. panorama of a region in the plain between the Tigris River and Elamplain between the Tigris River and Elam

Syria 1
2Kgs 16:5, 16:6, 16:7
  1. panorama of a plain in Syria 1Aram

Image Credits

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg), Avraham Graicer, Dosseman, Uri, Bel Adone, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Abdozaghloul, Tango7000, Godot13, Gary Todd, Smerus, Radyokid, Hosseiniran, Carole Raddato, James Gordon, درفش کاویانی, Dr. Avishai Teicher


This page attempts to identify all possible locations for every place mentioned in this chapter 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.