Places in Genesis 46

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Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
Beersheba 2
Gen 46:1, 46:5
  1. panorama of ruins at Tel Beer ShevaTel Beer Sheva

  2. well at Bir es SebaBir es Seba

Gen 46:6, 46:12, 46:31
  1. panorama of a region in Canaan from Mount TaborCanaan

Gen 46:1, 46:3, 8 more
  1. pyramids of Giza in EgyptEgypt

Goshen 1
Gen 46:28, 46:29, 46:34
  1. panorama of a plain in Goshen 1Goshen 1

Gen 46:20
  1. ruins at Ain ShamsAin Shams

Gen 46:15
  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

gugganij, Daniel Baránek, Bahnfrend, Ricardo Liberato, Didia, Neithsabes, Zhengan, Bertramz, 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.