Places in Judges 12

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Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
Aijalon 2
Judg 12:12
  1. ruins at Khirbet el LonKhirbet el Lon

  2. panorama looking northeast of a region including Tel el Butmeh, which just visible on the left by the closest bend in the roadTel el Butmeh

  3. cityscape of Rumanawithin 10 km of Rumana

  4. ruins at Horbat Rumahwithin 10 km of Horbat Rumah

  5. panorama of Qarn Hattinwithin 10 km of Qarn Hattin

  6. ruins at Tel Hanatonwithin 10 km of Tel Hanaton

Judg 12:1, 12:2, 12:3
  1. ruins at AmmanAmmon

Bethlehem 3
Judg 12:8, 12:10
  1. building at Beit LahmBeit Lahm

  2. building at BethlehemBethlehem

Gilead 1
Judg 12:4, 12:5, 12:7
  1. panorama of hills in Gilead 1Gilead 1

Jordan 1
Judg 12:1, 12:5, 12:6
  1. closeup of the Jordan RiverJordan River

Judg 12:13, 12:15
  1. cityscape of FarataFarata

  2. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Ein FaraKhirbet Ein Fara

  3. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Abu MusarrahKhirbet Abu Musarrah

  4. satellite view of the region around Khirbet TarafaynKhirbet Tarafayn

Zaphon 1
Judg 12:1
  1. artifact from Tell es Sa'idiyehTell es Sa'idiyeh

  2. satellite view of the region around Tell el QosTell el Qos

  3. satellite view of the region around Tall el MazarTall el Mazar

  4. satellite view of the region around Khirbet BuweibKhirbet Buweib

Image Credits

Hoshvilim, Infamous000, Almog, דותן דני, Zeromancer44, Bukvoed, Berthold Werner, Ira Abramov, Berthold Werner, Adeeb Atwan, Bill Rice, עדירל, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Mary Harrsch


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.