Places in Ezra 8

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Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
Ezra 8:15, 8:21, 8:31
  1. Ishtar gate from Babylonwithin 250 km of Babylon

  2. cityscape of HitHit

  3. satellite view of the region around OpisOpis

  4. satellite view of the region around Tell IshnaytTell Ishnayt

  5. satellite view of the region around MesčinMesčin

Ezra 8:1
  1. Ishtar gate from BabylonBabylonia

Beyond the River
Ezra 8:36
  1. panorama of hills in the province Beyond the RiverBeyond the River

Ezra 8:17
  1. Ishtar gate from Babylonin Babylonia

  2. building at CtesiphonCtesiphon

Ezra 8:17, 8:29, 3 more
  1. aerial cityscape of JerusalemJerusalem

Image Credits

Radomir Vrbovsky, Boykinspanieling, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Bazminbaz, Sgt. Rebecca Schwab, Godot13


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.