Places in Genesis 23

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Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
Gen 23:2, 23:19
  1. panorama of a region in Canaan from Mount TaborCanaan

Gen 23:2, 23:19
  1. ruins at Tel RumeidaTel Rumeida

Gen 23:9, 23:17, 23:19
  1. building at the Cave of the PatriarchsCave of the Patriarchs

Gen 23:17, 23:19
  1. ruins at Ramat el KhalilRamat el Khalil

  2. monastery at Ain SebtaAin Sebta

  3. satellite view of the region around Khirbet NimrehKhirbet Nimreh

Image Credits

Bahnfrend, Dr. Avishai Teicher, Djampa, Yywilk, Copper Kettle, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019


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.