Biblical Submitted Place Names

These names occur in the English Bible. See also about biblical names.
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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".
BETHESDA (Body of Water) Biblical
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]
GOSHEN (Region) Biblical
Biblical place name.
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.
MAGADAN (Political Subdivision) Biblical
"Harp" or "to Cut, Invade, Expose"... [more]
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]
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]
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