Places in Job

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Chapters with Places

  1. Job 1 (3 places)
  2. Job 2 (1 place: Naamah 2)
  3. Job 6 (2 places)
  4. Job 11 (1 place: Naamah 2)
  5. Job 20 (1 place: Naamah 2)
  6. Job 22 (1 place: Ophir)
  7. Job 26 (1 place: Zaphon 2)
  8. Job 28 (2 places)
  9. Job 40 (1 place: Jordan 1)
  10. Job 42 (1 place: Naamah 2)


Place Possible identifications (tap to highlight on the map)
Job 1:17
  1. ruins at Tell el MuqayyarChaldea

Job 1:3
  1. panorama of hills in the Eastregion around Amman

Job 28:19
  1. pyramid at El-Kurru in EthiopiaEthiopia

Jordan 1
Job 40:23
  1. closeup of the Jordan RiverJordan River

Naamah 2
Job 2:11, 11:1, 2 more
  1. satellite view of the region around Jebel el Na`amehJebel el Na`ameh

  2. panorama of ruins at Old Ma'rib in ShebaSheba

  3. ruins at Buseirain Edom

Job 22:24, 28:16
  1. bridge in southwestern Arabiasouthwestern Arabia

  2. panorama of hills in PuntPunt

  3. ruins at SoparaSopara

  4. ruins at AdulisAdulis

  5. natural area in GoaGoa

  6. satellite view of the region around Mahd adh DhahabMahd adh Dhahab

  7. panorama of oasis in OmanOman

  8. buildings at PoovarPoovar

  9. ruins at SofalaSofala

  10. coastline of Sri LankaSri Lanka

  11. panorama of a mountain in SumatraSumatra

Sheba 1
Job 6:19
  1. panorama of ruins at Old Ma'rib in ShebaSheba

Job 6:19
  1. panorama of TaymaTayma

Job 1:1
  1. ruins at BuseiraEdom

  2. panorama of a rock in Wadi SirhanWadi Sirhan

  3. natural area in HauranHauran

  4. panorama of hills in the NegebNegeb

  5. historical cityscape illustration of Al Shaykh Saadabout 30 km around Al Shaykh Saad

Zaphon 2
Job 26:7
  1. panorama of Jebel AqraJebel Aqra

Image Credits

M.Lubinski from Iraq,USA., JeedaGhazal, Bertramz, Bill Rice, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Tapatio, Uri, Bernard Gagnon, Abukar Musa, Nahushraj, Selaloulol, Dominik Hundhammer, Hendrik Dacquin, Kulvinder Bisla, Jules Frémeaux, Raveenhw, Fajran08, Saudi Arabia Heritage Commission, Ahmad.badwan, Ahmad Telfah, ליאור גולגר, Gottlieb Schumacher, Anthiok


This page attempts to identify all possible locations for every place mentioned in this book 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.