Places in 2 Samuel 15

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Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
2Sam 15:8
  1. citadel of DamascusAram

Gath 1
2Sam 15:18, 15:19, 15:22
  1. panorama of Tell es SafiTell es Safi

  2. panorama of Tell esh ShariaTell esh Sharia

  3. satellite view of the region around Ras Abu HamidRas Abu Hamid

  4. panorama of Tel HarorTel Haror

  5. aerial panorama of Tel NagilaTel Nagila

  6. panorama of Tel EraniTel Erani

2Sam 15:8
  1. panorama of hills in GeshurGeshur

2Sam 15:12
  1. recent ruins at Khirbet Rabudwithin 6 km of Khirbet Rabud

  2. satellite view of the region around Khirbet JalaKhirbet Jala

  3. historical cityscape of DahriyaDahriya

  4. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Kafr JulKhirbet Kafr Jul

2Sam 15:7, 15:8, 2 more
  1. ruins at Tel RumeidaTel Rumeida

2Sam 15:8, 15:11, 5 more
  1. aerial cityscape of JerusalemJerusalem

Jordan 1
2Sam 15:28
  1. closeup of the Jordan RiverJordan River

2Sam 15:22, 15:23
  1. panorama of the Kidron Valley at JerusalemKidron River

Mount of Olives
2Sam 15:30, 15:32
  1. panorama of the Mount of OlivesMount of Olives

Image Credits

Dosseman, Ori~, Danny Gershoni, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Aaadir, Amos Meron, יפעת אופק, Doronpilas, hatul, Rami Atwan, Dr. Avishai Teicher, Godot13, Bill Rice, Chris Yunker, xiquinhosilva


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.