Places in 1 Samuel 31

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Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
1Sam 31:10, 31:12
  1. panorama of ruins at Tel Bet SheanTel Bet Shean

1Sam 31:11, 31:12, 31:13
  1. satellite view of the region around Tell el MaqlubTell el Maqlub

  2. artifact of a type typically found at Tell Abu el KharazTell Abu el Kharaz

  3. satellite view of the region around Tall al MeqbarahTall al Meqbarah

Jordan 1
1Sam 31:7
  1. closeup of the Jordan RiverJordan River

Mount Gilboa
1Sam 31:1, 31:8
  1. panorama of Mount GilboaMount Gilboa

1Sam 31:9
  1. panorama of a coastal plain in PhilistiaPhilistia

Valley of Jezreel
1Sam 31:7
  1. panorama of the Jezreel ValleyJezreel Valley

Image Credits

A.Sobkowski, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Hanay, Bill Rice, Beivushtang, גד סובול, שלומי מישלי


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.