Places in 1 Samuel 23

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Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
1Sam 23:24
  1. panorama of the ArabahArabah

1Sam 23:29
  1. waterfall at Ein GediEin Gedi

Gibeah 1
1Sam 23:19
  1. building at Tel el FulTel el Ful

  2. cityscape of JabaJaba

1Sam 23:19
  1. satellite view of the region around Zahrat al KulaZahrat al Kula

1Sam 23:15, 23:16, 2 more
  1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet KhureiseKhirbet Khureise

1Sam 23:19, 23:24
  1. panorama of a cliff in JeshimonJeshimon

1Sam 23:1, 23:2, 10 more
  1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet QilaKhirbet Qila

Rock of Escape
1Sam 23:28
  1. caves along Wadi Malaqialong Wadi Malaqi

Wilderness of Maon
1Sam 23:24, 23:25
  1. spring in the Wilderness of MaonWilderness of Maon

Wilderness of Ziph
1Sam 23:14, 23:15
  1. panorama of a cliff in the Wilderness of ZiphWilderness of Ziph

Ziph 1
1Sam 23:19, 23:24
  1. ruins at Tell ZifTell Zif

Image Credits

Anastasia Pozdnyakova, Grauesel, Eli.berckovitz, יעקב, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Nir Yariv, hatul, Ester Inbar, hatul, hatul


This page attempts to identify all possible locations for every place mentioned in this chapter of the Bible.

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.