Places in 1 Samuel 26

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Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
Gibeah 1
1Sam 26:1
  1. building at Tel el FulTel el Ful

  2. cityscape of JabaJaba

1Sam 26:1, 26:3
  1. satellite view of the region around Zahrat al KulaZahrat al Kula

1Sam 26:1, 26:3
  1. panorama of a cliff in JeshimonJeshimon

Wilderness of Ziph
1Sam 26:2
  1. panorama of a cliff in the Wilderness of ZiphWilderness of Ziph

Ziph 1
1Sam 26:1
  1. ruins at Tell ZifTell Zif

Image Credits

Eli.berckovitz, יעקב, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Nir Yariv, 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.