Places in Lamentations

Download a KML file of Lamentations for use in Google Earth.

Chapters with Places

  1. Lamentations 1 (2 places)
  2. Lamentations 2 (2 places)
  3. Lamentations 3 (1 place: Jerusalem)
  4. Lamentations 4 (5 places)
  5. Lamentations 5 (4 places)


Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
Lam 5:6
  1. artifact from NinevehAssyria

Lam 4:21, 4:22
  1. ruins at BuseiraEdom

Lam 5:6
  1. pyramids of Giza in EgyptEgypt

Lam 1:1, 1:5, 13 more
  1. aerial cityscape of JerusalemJerusalem

Mount Zion
Lam 5:18
  1. cityscape of Mount ZionMount Zion

Lam 4:6
  1. panorama of hills in the region south of the Lisanin the region south of the Lisan

  2. panorama of a region north of the Dead Seain the region north of the Dead Sea

  3. ruins at Bab edh DhraBab edh Dhra

  4. panorama of Tall el HammamTall el Hammam

  5. ruins at NumeiraNumeira

Lam 4:21
  1. ruins at BuseiraEdom

  2. panorama of a rock in Wadi SirhanWadi Sirhan

  3. natural area in HauranHauran

  4. panorama of hills in the NegebNegeb

  5. historical cityscape illustration of Al Shaykh Saadabout 30 km around Al Shaykh Saad

Lam 1:4, 1:6, 13 more
  1. aerial cityscape of JerusalemJerusalem

Image Credits

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg), Uri, Ricardo Liberato, Godot13, Eman, Adeeb Atwan, Вячеслав Ребров, Ana al'ain, Deg777, MyOlmec, Ahmad.badwan, Ahmad Telfah, ליאור גולגר, Gottlieb Schumacher


This page attempts to identify all possible locations for every place mentioned in this book 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.