Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesElam, Elamites
NotesSusa was the onetime capital
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. Elam (ancient): very high confidence
    1. ruins at ShushElam

Verses (16)

Gen-Deut (2)
Gen 14:1, 14:9
1Sam-Esth (1)
Ezra 4:9
Job-Mal (13)
Isa 11:11, 21:2, 22:6
Jer 25:25, 49:34, 49:35, 49:36, 49:37, 49:38, 49:39
Ezek 32:24, 32:25
Dan 8:2

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookElam (nation) (2007)Elam
OpenBible.infoa7e3a59 (Elam)
TIPNRElam@Ezr.4.9, Elam@Gen.14.1
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2203


  1. Atlas of the Biblical World (2019)
  3. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  4. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  5. HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History (2008)
  6. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  7. Holman Bible Atlas (1999)
  8. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009)
  9. New Moody Atlas of the Bible (2009)
  10. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  11. Rand McNally Bible Atlas (1910)
  12. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981)
  13. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985)
  14. Rose Then and Now Bible Map Atlas (2013)
  15. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016)
  16. Smith, Atlas of the Historical Geography of the Holy Land (1894)
  17. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001)
  18. Wikipedia: Elam
  19. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)


ruins at Shush
Credit: Carole Raddato (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.