Places in Numbers 31

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Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
Jericho 1
Num 31:12
  1. ruins at Tell es SultanTell es Sultan

Jordan 1
Num 31:12
  1. closeup of the Jordan RiverJordan River

Num 31:3, 31:7, 2 more
  1. panorama of hills in MidianMidian

Moab 2
Num 31:12
  1. panorama of Tall el HammamMoab 2

Num 31:16
  1. panorama of ruins at Khirbet Ayun Musawithin 1 km of Khirbet Ayun Musa

  2. satellite view of the region around Khirbet el Muhattawithin 1 km of Khirbet el Muhatta

  3. satellite view of the region around Tall Iktanuwithin 1 km of Tall Iktanu

Image Credits

Abraham, Bill Rice, Roupicou, Deg777, Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg), Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019


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.