Places in Genesis 11

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Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
Gen 11:9
  1. Ishtar gate from BabylonBabylon

Gen 11:31
  1. panorama of a region in Canaan from Mount TaborCanaan

Gen 11:28, 11:31
  1. ruins at Tell el MuqayyarChaldea

Gen 11:31, 11:32
  1. beehive houses at HarranHarran

Gen 11:2
  1. Ishtar gate from BabylonBabylonia

Ur 1
Gen 11:28, 11:31
  1. ruins at Tell el MuqayyarTell el Muqayyar

  2. building at UrfaUrfa

  3. panorama of Mount Ararat in UrartuUrartu

  4. cityscape of Bayburtwithin 150 km of Bayburt

Image Credits

Radomir Vrbovsky, Bahnfrend, M.Lubinski from Iraq,USA., Zhengan, Anadolu, MEDIACRAT, Ben Bender


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.