Biblical Latin Place Names

These names appear in the Latin Bible (the Vulgate). See also about biblical names.
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ABILENE(Region)Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Probably from Hebrew אָבֵל ('avel) meaning "meadow, grassy place". This is the name of a place briefly mentioned in the New Testament.
BABYLON(Settlement)English, German, Dutch, Biblical, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Akkadian 𒆍𒀭𒊏𒆠 (Babili), which appears to mean "gateway of God", from Akkadian 𒆍 (babu) meaning "gate" and 𒀭 (ilu) meaning "God", though it may in fact derive from a non-Semitic language. This was the name of a major city in ancient Mesopotamia, the capital of the Babylonian Empire. It was located in present-day Iraq.
BETHANIA(Settlement)Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of BETHANY used in the Greek and Latin New Testament.
BETHLEEM(Settlement)Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of BETHLEHEM used in the Greek and Latin Bibles.
CARMEL(Mountain)Biblical, Biblical Latin
Form of KARMEL used in the Latin and English Bibles.
GETHSEMANI(Region)Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of GETHSEMANE used in the Greek and Latin Bibles.
HIERUSALEM(Settlement)Biblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of JERUSALEM.
IORDANES(River)Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Greek and Latin form of JORDAN.
NAZARETH(Settlement)English, French, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Possibly means "branch" in Hebrew. This is the name of a town in Galilee in Israel. It was the home town of Jesus.
NINEVE(Settlement)Biblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of NINEVEH.
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