Mentioned in the Bible

Places mentioned in the Bible (Old and New Testaments). "Connections" are made where a
a. historic town/city is mentioned in the Bible without identifcation of a more specific location within it but the inscribed area can be regarded as including that part which would have existed in Biblical times
b. "historic" name is used in the Bible but scholarship or "tradition" has established that this refers to the same place as is inscribed under a (more) "modern" name.
c. specific location within a town/city is mentioned in the Bible and that location is inscribed or can be shown to be within the inscribed area. Thus, for instance, within Athens only the Acropolis is inscribed. But this location is not mentioned in the Bible even though Paul preached only a few 100 metres away at the Areopagus (Mars Hill) - so NO connection!

World Heritage Sites connected to 'Mentioned in the Bible':

  • Ashur
  • Bethlehem It is first mentioned in ... the Bible as the place where the matriarch Rachel died and was buried "by the wayside" (Gen. 48:7). (wiki), and 38 times more; link
  • Biblical Tells Meggido - Josh 12:21, Judg 1:27, 1 Kings 4:12, 9:15- Canaanites to Solomon; 2 Kings 29, 2 Chr 35:29, Zech 12:11 - Josiah killed fighting the Pharaoh; Hazor - Josh 11:1/10-13 - taken by Joshua; Josh 19:36, Judg 4:2, 1 Sam 12:9 - Taken again by Barak ; 1 Kings 9:15 fortified by Solomon; 2 Kings 15:29 - taken by Assyrians, Beer Sheba - Gen 21:31/2/3, 22:19, 26:33, 28:10 - Abraham, Isaac, Jacob; Jos 19, 1 Chr 4;28 Tribe of Simeon; Judg 20:1, 1 Chr 21:2, 2 Sam 24:2 - "Dan to Beersheba" as the "Promised Land"
  • Byblos It is mentioned in the Bible in 1 Kings 5:18, referring to the nationality of the builders of Solomon's Temple, and also in Ezekiel 27:9, referring to the riches of Tyre.
  • Cyrene Matt 27:32, Mark 15;21 - Simon from Cyrene bore the cross; Acts 2:10, 6:9,, 11:20, 13:1 - references to people from Cyrene
  • Damascus Gen 14:15, 15:2 - Abraham; 2 Sam 8:5, 1 Chr 18:5 1 Kings 11:23 - David; 2 Kings 15:37/16:7-9, Isa 7:8/17:1, Amos 1:4 Jer 49:24 - Damascus taken by Assyrians; Acts 1:9-25, Gal 1;17 - Paul conversion and revisit
  • Hierapolis-Pamukkale Colossians 4:13 - "I vouch for him that he is working hard for you and for those at Laodicea and Hierapolis."
  • Island of Patmos Revelation 1 9 - John receives the Revelation
  • Old City of Acre (or Accho/Ptolomais). Jud 1:31 - The tribe of Asher fails to capture it; Acts 21:7 - Paul lands there
  • Old City of Jerusalem Numerous
  • Palmyra (Originally - Tadmor). 2 Chr 8:4 - Built by Solomon
  • Paphos Acts 13 6 - Visited by Paul who was lashed for preaching Christianity
  • Petra ; link
  • Pyramids (Memphis) (In Hebrew - Noph or Moph). Isaiah 19:13; Jeremiah 2:16; 44:1; 46:14, 19; Ezekiel. 30:13, 16
  • Rome Acts 28:16 - Paul reaches Rome
  • Saint Catherine Area Mt Sinai (or traditonally Horeb/Jebel Musa). 1 Kings 19 (Elijah) Exodus 19 (Moses); Neh 11:30 return from captivity; 2 Chr 19:4 - Kingdom of 10 tribes
  • Syracuse Acts 28:12 - Paul lands and stays for 3 days on way to Rome
  • Tyre Frequently mentioned in the Old Testament
  • Um er-Rasas Kastron Mefaa(camp of Mefaa), a settlement mentioned in the Bible (Joshua. 13:18; 21: 37:and Jeremiah 48:21