Places in Genesis 2

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Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
Gen 2:14
  1. artifact from NinevehAssyria

Cush 2
Gen 2:13
  1. Ishtar gate from BabylonBabylonia

  2. pyramids of Nuri in Cush 1Cush 1

Eden 1
Gen 2:8, 2:10, 2:15
  1. Ishtar gate from Babylonin Babylonia

  2. ruins at Tell el Muqayyarwithin 200 km of Tell el Muqayyar

  3. panorama of a valley in Armeniain Armenia

  4. pyramids of Giza in Egyptin Egypt

  5. panorama of a region in Canaan from Mount Taborin Canaan

Gen 2:14
  1. panorama of the Euphrates RiverEuphrates River

Gihon 1
Gen 2:13
  1. panorama of the Nile RiverNile River

  2. water flowing from the Gihon SpringGihon Spring

  3. panorama of the Karkheh RiverKarkheh River

  4. panorama of the White NileWhite Nile

  5. closeup of the Karun RiverKarun River

  6. panorama of the Al Gharraf RiverAl Gharraf River

  7. panorama of the Aras RiverAras River

  8. panorama of the Diyala RiverDiyala River

Havilah 1
Gen 2:11
  1. Ishtar gate from Babylonin Babylonia

  2. cityscape of Sanaaabout 200 km around Sanaa

  3. desert in the Arabian PeninsulaArabian Peninsula

  4. ruins at Zeilaabout 200 km around Zeila

Gen 2:11
  1. panorama of Wadi al RummahWadi al Rummah

  2. panorama of the Indus RiverIndus River

  3. panorama of the Ganges RiverGanges River

  4. panorama of the Persian GulfPersian Gulf

  5. closeup of Wadi BayshWadi Baysh

  6. closeup of the Karun RiverKarun River

  7. satellite view of the region around Wadi BishahWadi Bishah

  8. panorama of the Blue NileBlue Nile

  9. panorama of the Karkheh RiverKarkheh River

  10. panorama of the Rioni RiverRioni River

  11. ruins at Tell Abu Shahrainwithin 100 km of Tell Abu Shahrain

Gen 2:14
  1. panorama of the Tigris RiverTigris River

Image Credits

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg), Radomir Vrbovsky, Bruce Allardice, M.Lubinski from Iraq,USA., Max Dawncat, Ricardo Liberato, Bahnfrend, Ferrus, René Hourdry, Deror_avi, Unknown author, Bernard DUPONT, matin fattahi, Raghib rzeeg, M karzarj, Ali Al Obaidi, Ferdinand Reus, Peter Dowley, Walter Callens, Slayym, Imrankhakwani, Wedstock 2011, E.3, majed.m.g, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Giustino, infinette, David Stanley, Dûrzan cîrano


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.