Places in Nehemiah 2

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Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
Beyond the River
Neh 2:7, 2:9
  1. panorama of hills in the province Beyond the RiverBeyond the River

Dragon Spring
Neh 2:13
  1. building at Bir AyubBir Ayub

  2. cityscape looking east including Ain el Madauwerah, which is not visible at center rightAin el Madauwerah

  3. water flowing from the Gihon SpringGihon Spring

  4. aerial cityscape of Jerusalemin Jerusalem

  5. ruins at the Pool of SiloamPool of Siloam

Dung Gate
Neh 2:13
  1. aerial cityscape of Jerusalemin Jerusalem

Fountain Gate
Neh 2:14
  1. aerial cityscape of Jerusalemin Jerusalem

Neh 2:11, 2:12, 3 more
  1. aerial cityscape of JerusalemJerusalem

Neh 2:15
  1. panorama of the Kidron Valley at JerusalemKidron River

Neh 2:14
  1. ruins at the Pool of SiloamPool of Siloam

Valley Gate
Neh 2:13, 2:15
  1. aerial cityscape of Jerusalemin Jerusalem

  2. panorama of the Crowfoot and Fitzgerald excavation site, which is under the buildingsCrowfoot and Fitzgerald excavation site

  3. panorama of Jaffa GateJaffa Gate

Image Credits

Bazminbaz, kfar hatemanim, עוזי ו., Deror_avi, Godot13, Tamar Hayardeni, Chris Yunker, Ovedc, Berthold Werner


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.