Places in Luke 2

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Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
Bethlehem 1
Luke 2:4, 2:11, 2:15
  1. building at BethlehemBethlehem

Galilee 1
Luke 2:4, 2:39
  1. panorama of hills in GalileeGalilee

Luke 2:22, 2:25, 5 more
  1. aerial cityscape of JerusalemJerusalem

Judea 1
Luke 2:4
  1. panorama of hills in Judea 1Judea 1

Luke 2:4, 2:39, 2 more
  1. cityscape of NazarethNazareth

Syria 2
Luke 2:2
  1. panorama of the Orontes River in Syria 2Syria 2

Image Credits

Berthold Werner, מלאק אבו גוש, Godot13, Davidbena, FLASHPACKER TRAVELGUIDE, عمرو بن كلثوم


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.