Modern locations of places in the Bible:

Wadi esh Shellal


Latitude, Longitude32.006675, 34.861718
Palestine 1928 Grid Coordinates (?)137067/157103
Point Precisionpoint along river
Coordinates Sources
General Location Notes
  • NKJV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (2017): “the broad valley between Lod and Ono”
  • Mondriaan, Rise of Yahwism (2010) (page 422): “on the main road between Joppa and Jerusalem”
  • Wikipedia identifies Wadi esh Shallaleh with HaBesor "further upstream" (OpenStreetMap) but this location is far-removed from Lod and Ono
Precise Coordinates Notesthis point reflects the current course of this section of this river, as seen in satellite photos; an airport covers the course depicted in the print map
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Biblical places associated with Wadi esh Shellal

10-meter-per-pixel satellite Image

satellite view of the region around Wadi esh Shellal
Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019 (modified)