Places in Genesis 20

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Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
Gen 20:1, 20:2
  1. panorama of Tel HarorTel Haror

  2. panorama of Tell esh ShariaTell esh Sharia

  3. satellite view of the region around Tell TuweiyilTell Tuweiyil

  4. panorama of ruins at Tell JemmehTell Jemmeh

Gen 20:1
  1. pool at Ain el QudeiratAin el Qudeirat

  2. closeup of Ein QedeisEin Qedeis

Gen 20:1
  1. panorama of hills in the NegebNegeb

Gen 20:1
  1. satellite view of the region around Ar Ruwaysatregion around Ar Ruwaysat

  2. satellite view of the region around Wadi as Sakriyatabout 30 km around Wadi as Sakriyat

  3. panorama of Tel SharuhenTel Sharuhen

Image Credits

Aaadir, Danny Gershoni, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Bukvoed, Matson Collection, Matson Collection, ליאור גולגר, The devious diesel


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.