Biblical (All) Submitted Place Names

These names occur in the Bible (in any language). See also about biblical names.
type
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AKELDAMA (Region) Biblical, Ancient Aramaic
"Field of blood"
AVEN (Settlement) Biblical
A Biblical place name meaning "vanity", "nothingness", "iniquity" and "sorrow".... [more]
BENEBERAK (Settlement) Biblical
Means "sons of lightning".
BEREA (Settlement) Biblical (All)
Berea (also Beroea) was an ancient city of the Hellenistic period and Roman Empire now known as Veria (or Veroia) in Macedonia, northern Greece. It is a small city on the eastern side of the Vermio Mountains north of Mount Olympus... [more]
BETHESDA (Body of Water) Biblical
CANAAN כְּנַעַן (Region) English, Biblical
Meaning unknown, though it may derive from the Semitic root knʿ ("to be low, humble, subjugated"). This was the name of a Semitic-speaking civilization and region in the Ancient Near East during the late 2nd millennium BC.
GALILEE (Region) Biblical
A place in the Holy Bible.
GEHENNA (Other) Biblical, Judeo-Christian Legend
Latin form of the Greek Γέεννα (Géenna), from a contracted form of Hebrew גֵּיא בֶן הִנֹּם‎ (gē ḇen hinnōm) meaning "valley of the son of Hinnom". This is the name of hell in Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition, taken from the name of a valley outside Jerusalem which was filled with the waste of the city, which was then burnt... [more]
GOONDEBASILITA (Body of Water) Biblical Latin
A name based on the combination of Goon, Deb, and Lita
GOSHEN (Region) Biblical
Biblical place name.
HESHMON חֶשְׁמוֹן (Settlement) Biblical Hebrew
City south of Judah, recorded in Joshua 15:27. Literal meaning, "fatness." Contextual meaning, "abundant blessing."
IUDAEA (Region) Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Latin form of JUDEA.
JUDEA יהודה (Region) Biblical, English
From a Greek and Roman adaptation of the name JUDAH, ultimately from Hebrew Yehudah. This was/is the name of a mountainous southern part of the region of PALESTINE.
LONDINENSI (Settlement) Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Latin form of LONDON, the capital city of the UNITED KINGDOM.
MAGADAN (Political Subdivision) Biblical
"Harp" or "to Cut, Invade, Expose"... [more]
NEIEL (Settlement) Biblical
PALESTINE פלשתינה (Region) English, Biblical, French
From Hebrew Pelesheth, which probably means "land of the Philistines". This is the name of a historical/geographic region in Western Asia.... [more]
PHILIPPI Φίλιπποι (Settlement) Biblical Greek
renamed after Philip II of MACEDON, was originally named Crenides (Greek: Κρηνῖδες, Krenides "Fountains")
PHILISTIA פלשת (Region) English, Biblical
From Hebrew Pleshet. This was the name of a confederation of cities in Southwest Levant inhabited by the Philistines. See also PALESTINE.
SECACAH (Settlement) Biblical
A Hebrew girl's name, originating in Israel, meaning "covering, defense"
SILOAM Σιλωάμ (Body of Water) Biblical
Hellenized form of Hebrew שִׁלֻּחָה (Shiloach), derived from שילח (shileach) "to send out" and interpreted as meaning "a sending out, gushing forth (of water)". According to the Gospel of John in the New Testament, the Pool of Siloam was a spring in the southeast corner of Jerusalem where Jesus sent the "man born blind" to wash and receive sight... [more]
SINAI סִינַי (Region & Mountain) Biblical, Hebrew, Albanian, Danish, English, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish
Biblical place name, both the mountain upon which Moses receives the Ten Commandments from God and the desert where it is located, found between Canaan and Egypt.... [more]
SNIR שניר (River) Biblical Hebrew
It's a river in the Bible, near the Hermon Mount. Sometimes the Hermon itself is called "Snir".
TIBERIAS (Body of Water) Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
A lake in Palestine.Also a sea in Biblical.