Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesArarat, Armenia
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. Urartu (modern): very high confidence
    1. panorama of Mount Ararat in UrartuUrartu

Verses (4)

Gen-Deut (1)
Gen 8:4
1Sam-Esth (1)
2Kgs 19:37
Job-Mal (2)
Isa 37:38
Jer 51:27

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookArarat (2007)Ararat
OpenBible.infoab89be9 (Ararat)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_381


  2. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  3. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  4. HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History (2008)
  5. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  6. Holman Bible Atlas (1999)
  7. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009)
  8. New Bible Atlas (1985)
  9. New Moody Atlas of the Bible (2009)
  10. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  11. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981)
  12. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985)
  13. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016)
  14. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001)
  15. Wikipedia: Urartu
  16. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)


panorama of Mount Ararat in Urartu
Credit: MEDIACRAT (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.