Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamePontus
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. Pontus (modern): very high confidence
    1. panorama of a mountain in PontusPontus

Verses (3)

  1. Acts 2:9, 18:2
  2. 1Pet 1:1

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookPontus (2007)Pontus
OpenBible.infoa83a43e (Pontus)
UBS Names Databasent ID_927


  1. Baker Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Time Lines (2016)
  2. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  3. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  4. HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History (2008)
  5. Holman Bible Atlas (1999)
  6. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009)
  7. New Moody Atlas of the Bible (2009)
  8. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  9. Rose Then and Now Bible Map Atlas (2013)
  10. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001)
  11. Wikipedia: Pontus (region)
  12. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)


panorama of a mountain in Pontus
Credit: Dr. Zeynel Cebeci (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.