Places in Judges 21

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Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
Bethel 1
Judg 21:2, 21:19
  1. ruins at BeitinBeitin

  2. cityscape of Al BiraAl Bira

  3. panorama of ruins at Burj BeitinBurj Beitin

Judg 21:12
  1. panorama of a region in Canaan from Mount TaborCanaan

Judg 21:8, 21:9, 4 more
  1. satellite view of the region around Tell el MaqlubTell el Maqlub

  2. artifact of a type typically found at Tell Abu el KharazTell Abu el Kharaz

  3. satellite view of the region around Tall al MeqbarahTall al Meqbarah

Judg 21:19
  1. building at Khan el LubbanKhan el Lubban

  2. cityscape of Lubban SherqujehLubban Sherqujeh

Mizpah 3
Judg 21:1, 21:5, 21:8
  1. aerial panorama of Tell en NasbehTell en Nasbeh

  2. building at Nabi SamwilNabi Samwil

Rimmon 1
Judg 21:13
  1. cityscape of RammunRammun

  2. satellite view of the region around El Jai CaveEl Jai Cave

  3. panorama of Wadi Rummananehalong Wadi Rummananeh

  4. panorama of a region on the plateau east of Rammunplateau east of Rammun

Judg 21:19
  1. aerial panorama of Tell BalatahTell Balatah

Judg 21:12, 21:19, 21:21
  1. ruins at Khirbet SeilunKhirbet Seilun

Image Credits

Deror_avi, יעקב, Bukvoed, Bahnfrend, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Hanay, שלומי שטרית, עדירל, דניאל צבי, Alexey Goral, יעקב, Bukvoed, הא בהא טליה, יאיר דב, RonAlmog


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.