Places in Genesis 31

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Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
Bethel 1
Gen 31:13
  1. ruins at BeitinBeitin

  2. cityscape of Al BiraAl Bira

  3. panorama of ruins at Burj BeitinBurj Beitin

Gen 31:18
  1. panorama of a region in Canaan from Mount TaborCanaan

Gen 31:21
  1. panorama of the Euphrates RiverEuphrates River

Gilead 1
Gen 31:21, 31:23, 31:25
  1. panorama of hills in Gilead 1Gilead 1

Mizpah 4
Gen 31:47, 31:48, 31:49
  1. satellite view of the region around Jel`adJel`ad

  2. satellite view of the region around Tall er RumeithTall er Rumeith

  3. satellite view of the region around Khirbet er RasuniKhirbet er Rasuni

  4. cityscape looking west of SufSuf

Gen 31:18
  1. beehive houses at HarranHarran

  2. panorama of a river in Aram-naharaimAram-naharaim

  3. satellite view of the region around Tell FeddanTell Feddan

Image Credits

Deror_avi, יעקב, Bukvoed, Bahnfrend, Ferrus, Adeeb Atwan, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Adeeb Atwan, Zhengan, Bertramz


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.