Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameIndia
Notesin Esther, "India" refers to the provinces of the Persian Empire, which extended as far as the Indus Valley
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. India (modern): very high confidence
    1. panorama of hills in the historical province of IndiaIndia

Verses (2)

Esth 1:1, 8:9

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookIndia (2007)India
OpenBible.infoa878481 (India)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_852


  1. Baker Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Time Lines (2016)
  2. Barnes, Historical Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  3. Biblica: The Bible Atlas (2007)
  4. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  5. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007)
  6. Holman Bible Atlas (1999)
  7. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006)
  8. New Moody Atlas of the Bible (2009)
  9. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  10. Sacred Bridge (2014)
  11. Wikimedia Commons
  12. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)


panorama of hills in the historical province of India
Credit: AQEEL BAIG (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.