Places in 1 Samuel 8

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Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
Beersheba 1
1Sam 8:2
  1. panorama of ruins at Tel Beer ShevaTel Beer Sheva

  2. well at Bir es SebaBir es Seba

1Sam 8:8
  1. pyramids of Giza in EgyptEgypt

Ramah 4
1Sam 8:4
  1. cityscape of Al RamAl Ram

  2. cityscape of RantisRantis

  3. cityscape of RamallahRamallah

  4. ruins at Ramat RahelRamat Rahel

  5. building at Beit RimaBeit Rima

  6. building at Nabi SamwilNabi Samwil

Image Credits

gugganij, Daniel Baránek, Ricardo Liberato, Soman, יעקב, Soman, Bukvoed, KafrAdDeek, Alexey Goral


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.