Places in Hosea 12

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Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
Hos 12:12
  1. citadel of DamascusAram

Hos 12:1
  1. artifact from NinevehAssyria

Bethel 1
Hos 12:4
  1. ruins at BeitinBeitin

  2. cityscape of Al BiraAl Bira

  3. panorama of ruins at Burj BeitinBurj Beitin

Hos 12:1, 12:9, 12:13
  1. pyramids of Giza in EgyptEgypt

Gilead 1
Hos 12:11
  1. panorama of hills in Gilead 1Gilead 1

Gilgal 1
Hos 12:11
  1. ruins at Khirbet el MefjirKhirbet el Mefjir

  2. satellite view of the region around Khirbet en NitlehKhirbet en Nitleh

  3. aerial panorama of ruins at Bedhat esh Sha'abBedhat esh Sha'ab

  4. satellite view of the region around El 'UnuqEl 'Unuq

  5. satellite view of the region around Suwwanet eth ThaniyaSuwwanet eth Thaniya

  6. satellite view of the region around Tell el JurnTell el Jurn

Image Credits

Dosseman, Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg), Deror_avi, יעקב, Bukvoed, Ricardo Liberato, Adeeb Atwan, Zairon, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Adam Zartal אדם זרטל


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.