Places in the Bible Today:

Mount Esau


Translated NamesEsau, Esau’s mountain, Esau’s mountains, hill country of Esau, mountain of Esau, mountains of Edom, mountains of Esau, Mount Esau
Typemountain range
Notesalso a symbolic name for Edom, per Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016) (Esau, Mount)
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
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1 Identification

  1. another name for Mount Seir 1 (ancient): very high confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Jebel esh Sheraregion around Jebel esh Shera

    2. panorama of mountains southwest of the Dead Seamountains southwest of the Dead Sea

Verses (4)

Obad 8, 9, 19, 21

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookMount Esau (2007)Mount Esau
OpenBible.infoa8e843f (Mount Esau)

Thumbnail Image Credits

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Godot13


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

While I consulted sources for this place, there were no major disputes about its modern location.

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.