Places of the Tanakh (A-C)

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עֲבָרִים
Abarim (Avarim) – Summit of Mount Nebo where Moses saw the Holy Land (Deuteronomy 32:49)

אֲבַדּוֹן
Abbadon (Avaddon) – Realm of the dead (Job 26:6)

עַבְדּוֹן
Abdon (Avdon) – Levitical city in the tribal territory of Asher (Joshua 21:30)

אָבֵל בֵּית-מַעֲכָה
Abel-beth-maacah (Avel-bet-ma’akha) – City in the far north of Israel (I Kings 15:20)

אָבֵל כְּרָמִים
Abel-cheramim (Avel-keramim) – Village of the Ammonites east of the Jordan River (Judges 11:33)

אָבֵל מְחוֹלָה
Abel-meholah (Avel-meholah) – City in the Jordan River Valley (I Kings 4:12)

אָבֵל הַשִּׁטִּים
Abel-shittim (Avel-hashittim) – Place of encampment for the Hebrews in the plain of Moab after the Exodus (Numbers 33:49)

עַבְרֹנָה
Abronah (Avrona) – Place of encampment for the Hebrews in the desert after the Exodus (Numbers 33:34)

אַכַּד
Accad (Akkad) – City of the kingdom of Nimrod (Genesis 10:10)

עַכּוֹ
Acco (Akko) – City in northern Israel in the Western Galilee (modern-day Acre) (Judges 1:31)

עָכוֹר
Achor (‘Akhor) – Valley near Jericho (Joshua 7:24)

אַכְשָׁף
Achshaph (Akhshaf) – Caananite city in the north of Caanan (modern-day Kesaf/Yasif) (Joshua 11:1)

אַכְזִיבָה
Achzib (Akhziv) – Phoenician city north of Akko (Acre) on the Mediterranean (modern-day es-Zib) (Joshua 19:29)

אֲדָמִי הַנֶּקֶב
Adami-nekeb (Adami-neqev) – City of the Tribe of Naphtali (modern-day Damieh) (Joshua 19:33)

אַדָּרָה
Addar – City on the southern border of Judah (Joshua 15:3)

אַדְמָה
Admah (Adma) – Caananite city (Genesis 10:19)

עֲדֻלָּם
Adullam – Caananite city; City of the Tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:35)

אֲדֻמִּים
Adummim – City between Jerusalem and Jericho (modern-day Tal-at-ed-Dumm) (Joshua 15:7)

אַהֲוָא
Ahava – City along the Euphrates River east of Damascus (moder-day Hit) (Ezra 8:15)

אַחְלָב
Ahlab (Ahlav) – City of the Tribe of Asher, northwest of the Sea of Galilee (modern-day el-Jish) (Judges 1:31)

אַחְמְתָא
Ahmetha (Ahmeta) – Capital city of Northern Media where Cyrus had his palace (Ezra 6:2)

עַי
Ai (Ay) – Canaanite city conquered by Joshua (possibly modern-day Khirbet el-Maqatir) (Joshua 10:1)

עַיִן
Ain (Ayin) – City of the Tribe of Simeon (Joshua 15:32)

אַיָּלוֹן
Aijalon (Ayyalon) – Caananite city conqured by Joshua, northwest of Jerusalem in the Valley of Aijalon (modern-day Yalu) (Judges 12:12)

אַלַמֶּלֶךְ
Alammelech (Allammelekh) – City of the Tribe of Asher (Joshua 19:26)

אַלּוֹן בָּכוּת
Allon-bachuth (Allon-bakhut) – Place “below Beth-El” where Deborah, Rebecca’s wet-nurse, is buried (Genesis 35:8)

עַלְמוֹן
Almon (Almon) – City of the Tribe of Benjamin that was given to the Kohanim (Joshua 21:18)

עַלְמֹן דִּבְלָתָיְמָה
Almon-diblathaimah (Almon-divaltayema) – Campsite of the Israelites during the Exodus (Numbers 33:46)

עָלוֹת
Aloth (Alot) – District under the supervision of Baana – one of Solomon’s commissioners (I Kings 4:16)

אָלוּשׁ
Alush – Campsite of the Israelites during the Exodus (Numbers 33:13)

עַמְעָד
Amad (Am’ad) – City of the Tribe of Asher (Joshua 19:26)

אֲמָם
Amam – City of the Tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:26)

אֲמָנָה
Amanah (Amana) – River of Damascus (II Kings 5:12)

אַמָּה
Ammah (Amma) – Hill east of Gibeon (II Samuel 2:24)

עֲנָב
Anab (Anav) – City in Judah, southwest of Hebron (Joshua 11:21)

אֲנָחֲרַת
Anaharath (Anaharat) – City of the Tribe of Issachar (Joshua 19:19)

עֲנָנְיָה
Ananiah (Ananya) – City of the Tribe of Benjamin, north of Jerusalem (modern-day Bet-Hanina) (Nehemiah 11:32)

עֲנָתוֹת
Anathoth (Anatot) – City of refuge given to the sons of Aaron, north of Jerusalem (modern-day ‘Anata) (Joshua 21:18)

עָנֵר
Aner – City of the Tribe of Manasseh given to the sons of Kohath (I Chronicles 6:55)

עָנִים
Anim (‘Anim) – City in the mountains of Judah (Joshua 15:50)

אֲפֵק
Aphek (Afeq) – Site of a Philistine camp (I Samuel 4:1)

אֲפִיק
Aphik (Afiq) – City of the Tribe of Asher in the southern Golan Heights (Judges 1:31)

עָר
Ar (‘Ar) – Capital of Moab (Joshua 21:15)

עֲרָבָה
Arabah (‘Arava) – Wilderness, Desert (Joshua 18:18)

עֲרָד
Arad (‘Arad) – Canaanite city (Numbers 21:1)

אֲרַם נַהֲרַיִם
Aram-naharaim (Aram-naharayim) – Mesopotamia (Genesis 24:10)

אֲרַם צוֹבָה
Aram-zobah (Aram-Zova) – Region near the Euphrates River (Psalm 60:2)

אֲרָרָט
Ararat (Ararat) – Land north of Israel where Noah’s ark came to rest upon a mountain (Genesis 8:4)

אַרְכִּי
Archi (Arki) – City on the boundary of Ephraim and Benjamin (Joshua 16:2)

אַרְגֹּב
Argob (Argov) – City conquered by the Isralites and ruled over by Og, King of the Bashan (modern-day Lejah, Jorda) (Deuteronomy 3:4)

אֲרִיאֵל
Ariel (Ari’el) – Symbolic name for Jerusalem (Isaiah 29:1)

אַרְנֹן
Arnon (Arnon) – City in the south of Israel (Numbers 22:36)

עֲרֹעֵר
Aroer (Aro-‘er) – Moabite city, located in modern-day Jordan (Deuteronomy 4:48)

אַרְפָּד
Arpad (Arpad) – Syrian city (II Kings 19:13)

אַרְוַד
Arvad (Arvad) – Island-city off the coast of Syria that supplied military to Tyre (Ezekiel 27:8)

אַשְׁדּוֹד
Ashdod (Ashdod) – Philistine city (Joshua 15:47)

אַשְׁקְלוֹן
Ashkelon (Eshqeloni) – One of the five Philistine cities (Joshua 13:3)

עַשְׁתָּרֹת
Ashtaroth (‘Ashtarot) – City of the Kingdom of Bashan (Deuteronomy 1:4)

אַשּׁוּר
Asshur (Ashur) – Capital of Assyria (Genesis 2:14)

אַשּׁוּר
Assyria (Ashur) – Kingdom in Babylonia (modern-day Iraq) (II Kings 15:19)

אָטָד
Atad – Place where Joseph and his brothers stopped to mourn over their father Jacob while on their way to bury him in Hevron (Genesis 50:10)

עֲטָרוֹת
Ataroth (Atarot) – City of the Tribe of Joseph/Ephraim; City of the Tribe of Gad (modern-day Khirbet Ataruz, Jordan) (Joshua 16:2; Numbers 32:3)

עַטְרוֹת אַדָּר
Atroth Addar (Atrot-addar) – City of the Tribe of Joseph/Ephraim (Joshua 16:5)

אַבָּבֶל
Avva (‘Avva) – Place in Assyria from which people were brought to colonize Samaria (II Kings 17:24)

עֲזֵקָה
Azekah (Azeqa) – City of the Tribe of Judah; Place where Joshua defeated the Amorite kings (Joshua 15:35; 10:10)

עַזְמָוֶת
Azmaveth (Azmavet) – City of the Tribe of Judah near Jerusalem (Nehemiah 12:29)

בַעֲלָת
Baalath (Ba’alat) – City of the Tribe of Dan (Joshua 19:44)

בַּעַל גָּד
Ba’al-gad – City of the Caananites in Lebanon at the foot of Mount Hermon that Joshua conquered and split amongst the tribes (Joshua 13:5)

בַעַל הָמוֹן
Ba’al Hamon – Vineyard of Solomon (Song of Songs 8:11)

בַעַל חָצוֹר
Baal Hazor (Ba’al-hazor) – City near the borders of the Tribes of Joseph/Ephraim and Benjamin where Absalom held a sheep-shearing feast (II Samuel 13:23)

בַּעַל מְעוֹן
Baal-meon (Ba’al-me’on) – City of the Tribe of Reuben (modern-day ruins of Ma’in) (Numbers 32:38)

בַעַל-פְּרָצִים
Baal-perazim (Ba’al-perazim) – City west of Jerusalem where David won a victory against the Philistines (II Samuel 5:20)

בַעַל תָּמָר
Baal-tamar (Ba’al-tamar) – Place of battle between the Tribe of Benjamin and other Israelites (Judges 20:33)

בַּעַל צְפֹן
Baal-zephone (Ba’al-zefon) – Place where the Hebrews encamped by the Sea of Reeds during their Exodus from Egypt (Exodus 14:2)

בַּעֲלֵי יְהוּדָה
Baale-judah (Ba’ale-yehuda) – City of the Tribe of Judah, south of Jerusalem (modern-day Tel Qiryat Yearim); Place where the Ark of the Covenant was temporarily placed before being moved to Jerusalem by King David (II Samuel 6:2)

בָּבֶל
Babylonia (Bavel) – Kingdom where the Jews were exiled (modern-day Iraq) (Jeremiah 52:4)

בַּחֻרִים
Bahurim (Bahurim) – City east of Jerusalem where David was taunted by Shimei (mordern-day Ras et Tmim) (II Samuel 3:16)

בָמוֹת בַּעַל
Bamoth-Baal (Bamot-ba’al) – City of the Tribe of Reuben in the land of Moab (Joshua 13:17)

בְעָלוֹת
Bealoth – (Be’alot) – City of the Tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:24)

בְנֵי-בְרַק
Bene-berak (Bene-beraq) – City of the Tribe of Dan (Joshua 19:45)

בֵּרֹתַי
Berothai (Berotay) – City of King Hadadezer which David conquered and took a great deal of copper (modern-day area near Damascus) (II Samuel 8:8)

בְּשׂוֹר
Besor – A brook in Southern Judah where 200 of David’s troops rested while pursuing the Amalekites (I Samuel 30:9)

בֵּית-הַכָּרֶם
Beth-cherem (Bet-hakkerem) – Area of the Tribe of Judah (Nehemiah 3:14)

בֵּית-דָּגוֹן
Beth-dagon (Bet-dagon) – Lowland city of the Tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:41); Philistine temple to their god Dagon where they placed the captured Ark of the Covenant (I Samuel 5:2) and Saul’s head (I Chronicles 10:10)

בֵית אֵל
Beth-el (Bet-el) – Place of Jacob’s Dream; City of the Tribe of Judah (Genesis 28:19; Joshua 8:17)

בֵית הָעֲרָבָה
Beth-haarabah (Bet-‘arava) – City of the Tribe of Benjamin (Joshua 18:22)

בֵּית-חוֹרוֹן
Beth-horon (Bet-horon) – Twin cities (Upper and Lower) of the Tribe of Joseph/Ephraim (modern-day Beit Ur al-Foqa and Beit Ur al-Tahta – both near Ramallah) (I Chronicle 7:24; II Chronicles 8:5)

בֵּית לָחֶם
Bethlehem (Bet-lehem) – City of the Tribe of Judah where Rachel was buried and David was born and later annointed by Samuel (Genesis 48:7; I Samuel 16:4)

בְתוּל
Bethul (Betul) – City of the Tribe of Simeon (Joshua 19:4)

כָּבוּל
Cabul (Kavul) – Territory in the Upper Galilee given to Hiram by Solomon; City of the Tribe of Asher (I Kings 9:13; Joshua 19:27)

כַּפְתֹּר
Caphtor (Kaftor) – Land associated with Crete, Syria, Cyprus, and Anatolia by various scholars (Deuteronomy 2:23)

עָרַת, עֲדֻלָּם
Cave of Adullam – Cave where David hid from Saul (II Samuel 23:13)

כְּפִירָה
Chephirah (Kefira) – City of the Tribe of Benjamin (Joshua 9:17)

כְּרִית
Cherith (Kerit) – Brook where Elijah hid from King Ahab (I Kings 17:3)

כּוּשׁ
Cush (Kush) – Land area south of Egypt (Genesis 2:13)

כּוּתָה
Cuthah (Kuta) – Land where people were transferred from and moved to Samaria by the King of Assyria (modern-day Tel Ibrahim) (II Kings 17:24)