Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamePekod
Noteslocated between Uruk and Elam, "but especially active around the Tigris", so this point is approximately due east of Uruk at the Tigris (Routledge Handbook of the Peoples and Places of Ancient Western Asia (2009))
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1 Identification

  1. Pekod (modern): very high confidence
    1. panorama of a river in PekodPekod

Verses (2)

  1. Jer 50:21
  2. Ezek 23:23

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookPekod (2007)Pekod
OpenBible.infoa4b9865 (Pekod)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2426


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Baker Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Time Lines (2016)
  3. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  4. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)


panorama of a river in Pekod
Credit: احمد حبيب الغرابي (modified)


This page identifies the current consensus around the modern location of this biblical place.

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.