Places in Isaiah 21

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Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
Arabia 1
Isa 21:13
  1. desert in the Arabian PeninsulaArabian Peninsula

Babylon 1
Isa 21:1, 21:2, 21:9
  1. Ishtar gate from BabylonBabylon

Isa 21:13
  1. panorama of Al KhuraybahAl Khuraybah

Dumah 2
Isa 21:11
  1. ruins at BuseiraEdom

  2. ruins in Dumat al JandalDumat al Jandal

  3. satellite view of the region around Deir ed DomehDeir ed Domeh

  4. cityscape of DuraDura

Isa 21:2
  1. ruins at ShushElam

Isa 21:16, 21:17
  1. ruins in Dumat al JandalKedar

Isa 21:2
  1. ruins at Tell HagmatanaMedia

Mount Seir 1
Isa 21:11
  1. satellite view of the region around Jebel esh Sheraregion around Jebel esh Shera

  2. panorama of mountains southwest of the Dead Seamountains southwest of the Dead Sea

Isa 21:1
  1. panorama of hills in the NegebNegeb

Isa 21:14
  1. panorama of TaymaTayma

Image Credits

Peter Dowley, Radomir Vrbovsky, juhotski, Uri, Imam Khairul Annas, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, יעקב, Carole Raddato, Philippe Chavin, Godot13, ליאור גולגר, Saudi Arabia Heritage Commission


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.