Places in 2 Samuel 18

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Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
Ephraim 3
2Sam 18:6
  1. trees in the Ajloun Forest ReserveEphraim 3

2Sam 18:21, 18:31
  1. pyramid at El-Kurru in EthiopiaEthiopia

Gath 1
2Sam 18:2
  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

Jordan Valley
2Sam 18:23
  1. panorama of the Jordan ValleyJordan Valley

King's Valley
2Sam 18:18
  1. panorama of the intersection of the Kidron Valley and the Valley of Hinnomintersection of Kidron Valley and Valley of Hinnom

  2. panorama of the Kidron Valley at JerusalemKidron River

  3. panorama of the Hinnom ValleyHinnom Valley

  4. cityscape of Wadi al JozWadi al Joz

  5. ruins at Ramat Rahelregion around Ramat Rahel

2Sam 18:23
  1. panorama of the Jabbok River and Tell edh Dhahab el GharbiTell edh Dhahab el Gharbi

  2. satellite view of the region around Tell HejajTell Hejaj

  3. satellite view of the region around Khirbet MehnaKhirbet Mehna

  4. panorama of Tell edh Dhahab esh SherqiyehTell edh Dhahab esh Sherqiyeh

  5. satellite view of the region around Tell er ReheilTell er Reheil

  6. satellite view of the region around SleikhatSleikhat

Image Credits

Freedom's Falcon, Bertramz, Ori~, Danny Gershoni, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Aaadir, Amos Meron, יפעת אופק, Bukvoed, DYKT Mohigan, Chris Yunker, Dror Feitelson, celeumo.Brazil, Bukvoed, E. Rehfeld, יעקב


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.