Places of the Tanakh (D-G)

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דַבָּשֶׁת
Dabbesheth (Dabbeshet) – City of the Tribe of Zebulun (modern-day ruins of Dabsheh) (Joshua 19:11)

דַמָּשֶׂק
Damascus (Dammeseq) – Capital of the Assyrians (Genesis 14:15)

דָן
Dan – City conquered by the children of Dan (the name of the city was changed from Leshem to Dan) that became part of their heritage (modern-day ruins of Tel el-Qadi/Tel Dan) (Joshua 19:47)

דָּנָה יַּעַן
Dan-jaan (Dan-ya’an) – Place of the Davidic census (II Samuel 24:6)

דַנָּה
Dannah (Danna) – Mountain city of the Tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:49)

דְבִר
Debir (Devir) – Mountain city of the Tribe of Judah (modern-day Edh-Dhaheriyeh) (Joshua 15:49)

דִּיבֹן
Dibon (Divon) – Moabite city (modern-day Diban) (Numbers 21:30)

דִּמְנָה
Dimnah (Dimna) – Levitical city from the Tribe of Zubulun (Joshua 21:35)

דִּנְהָבָה
Dinhabah (Dinhava) – Edomite city ruled by King Bela (modern-day Dibdiba) (Genesis 36:32)

דִי זָהָב
Di-zahab (Di-zahav) – A place in the desert of Sinai, on the borders of Moab (Deuteronomy 1:1)

דָּבְרַת
Dobrath (Daverat) – City of the Tribe of Zebulun (Joshua 19:12); Levitical city of the Tribe of Issachar (Joshua 21:28)

דָפְקָה
Dophkah (Dofqa) – Encampment site of the Israelites during the Exodus (Numbers 33:12)

דּוֹר
Dor – An ancient royal city of the Canaanites (Joshua 11:2)

דֹתָן
Dothan (Dotan) – City near Shechem where Joseph’s family herded their flocks and where Joseph was thrown into a well by his borthers (Genesis 37:17)

עֵין הַתַּנִּין
Dragon’s Well [also translated as Serpent’s Well] – Place of Nehemiah’s nighttime excursion near Jerusalem (Nehemiah 2:13)

שַׁעַר הָאַשְׁפֹּת
Dung Gate – Gate of the city of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 2:13)

דּוּרָא
Dura – Plain near Babylon where Nebuchadnezzar set up a golden idol (modern-day Plain of Dura) (Daniel 3:1)

עֵיבָל
Ebal (‘Eval) – Mount where the Tribes of Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali stood while Moses spoke the curses and blessings (Deuteronomy 27:13)

אֶבֶן הָעָזֶר
Eben-ezer (Even-ha’ezer) – Place scene of battles between the Israelites and Philistines where the Ark of the Covenant was captured (modern-day ruins of Beit Iksa or Dier Aban) (I Samuel 7:12)

אָבֶץ
Ebez (Evez) – City of the Tribe of Issachar in the Jezreel Valley (Joshua 19:20)

עֵדֶן
Eden (‘Eden) – Area where a garden was placed in which Adam and Eve dwelt until their expulsion (Genesis 2:8)

עֵדֶר
Eder (‘Eder) – Place where Jacob first camped after burying Rachel in Bethlehem (Genesis 35:21)

אֶדְרֶעִי
Edrei (Edre’i) – Town of the Kingdom of Bashan where Og was defeated (Joshua 12:4); Town of the Tribe of Naphtali (Joshua 19:37)

עֶגְלוֹן
Eglon – City of the Tribe of Judah (modern-day ruins of Tel el-Hesi) (Joshua 15:39)

מִצְרָיְמָה
Egypt (Mizrayim) – Place where Abraham and Jacob sojourned (Genesis 12:10; 46:3); Place where Joseph was brought after being sold into slavery (Genesis 37:28); Place from which the descendants of Abraham made Exodus to the Land of Israel (Exodus 12:33)

עֶקְרוֹן
Ekron (‘Eqron) – City of the Tribe of Dan (Joshua 19:43); Last place the Philistines carried the Ark of the Covenant before returning it to the Israelies (I Samuel 5:10)

אֵלָה
‘Ela [also translated as Terebinth Valley] – Valley where David faced Goliath (I Samuel 17:2)

עֵילָם
Elam (‘Elam) – Kingdom of Chedorlaomer (Genesis 14:1)

אֵילַת
Elath (Elat) – One of the places where the Jews stopped after the Exodus (modern-day Aqaba) (Deuteronomy 2:8)

אֶלְעָלֵה
Elealeh (El’ale) – City of the Tribe of Reuben (modern-day el-A’al) (Numbers 32:3)

אֵילִמָה
Elim – Encampment site of the Jews during the Exodus (Exodus 15:27)

אֶלָּסָר
Ellasar – Kingdom of Arioch (Genesis 14:1)

אֵילוֹן
Elon – City of the Tribe of Dan (Joshua 19:43)

אֵיל פָּארָן
El-paran [also translated as Plain of Paran] – Place in the wilderness bordering the territory of the Horites (Genesis 14:6)

אֶלְתְּקֵא
Elteke (Elteqe) – Levitical city of the Tribe of Dan (modern-day Bet-Likia) (Joshua 21:23)

עֵמֶק קְצִיץ
Emek-Keziz (Valley of Qeziz) – City of the Tribe of Benjamin (Joshua 18:21)

עֵין-דֹּר
En-dor (‘En-dor) – City of the Tribe of Manasseh within the territory of the Tribe of Issachar (Joshua 17:11); City where Saul had a necromancer summon up the soul of Samuel (I Samuel 28:7); Place where Sisera was defeated (Joshua 17:11; I Samuel 28:7; Psalm 83:9/Judges 4)

עֵין עֶגְלַיִם
En-eglaim (‘En-‘eglayim) – Place near the Dead Sea (Ezekiel 47:10)

עֵין גַּנִּים
En-gannim (‘En-gannim) – Lowland city of the Tribe of Judah (modern-day Umm Jina) (Joshua 15:34); Levitical city of the Tribe of Issachar (modern-day Jenin) (Joshua 21:29)

עֵין גֶּדִי
En-gedi – City of the Tribe of Judah on the shores of the Dead Sea; Place where David hid from Saul (Joshua 15:62; I Samuel 24:1)

עֵין הַקּוֹרֵא
En-hakkorei (‘En-haqqore) – Spring in Lehi (modern-day spring’Ayun Kara, near Zoreah) (Judges 15:19)

עֵין חָצוֹר
En-hazor (En-hazor) – Fortified city of the Tribe of Naphtali (Joshua 19:37)

עֵין-רֹגֵל
En-rogel (‘En-rogal) – Spring where Jonathan and Ahimaaz hid (II Samuel 17:17)

עֵין שֶׁמֶשׁ
En-shemesh (‘En-shemesh) – Spring forming a landmark between the Tribes of Judah and Benjamin (modern-day ‘Ayin Haud) (Joshua 15:7)

עֵיפָה
Ephah (‘Efa) – City in the territory of Midian (Isaiah 60:6)

אֶפֶס דַּמִּים
Ephes-dammim (Efes-dammim) – Place where the Philistines camped when David fought Goliath (modern-day Beit Fased) (I Samuel 17:1)

אֶפְרָתָה
Ephrath (Efrat) – Place where Rachel died and was buried (modern-day Bethlehem/Bet-lehem) (Genesis 48:7)

אֶרֶךְ
Erech (Erekh) – City in the kingdom of Nimrod (Genesis 10:10)

עֵשֶׂק
Esek (‘Eseq) – A well that was disputed over between Isaac’s servants and the hersmen of Gerar (Genesis 26:20)

אֶשְׁעָן
Eshan (Esh’an) – Mountain region of the Tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:52)

אֶשְׁתָּאוֹל
Eshtaol (Eshta’ol) – Lowland city of the Tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:33)

אֶשְׁתְּמֹעַ
Eshtemoa – Levitical City of the Tribe of Simeon; Place where David hid from Saul (modern-day As-Samu) (Joshua 21:14; I Samuel 30:28)

אֵתָם
Etam (‘Etam) – Encampment site of the Exodus (Exodus 13:20); City of the Tribe of Simeon near Bethlehem (modern-day Beit Atab) (I Chronicles 4:32)

הוּא פְרָת
Euphrates [also translated as Perat] – River of Eden (Genesis 2:14)

עֶצְיוֹן-גֶּבֶר
Ezion-geber (Ezyom-gever) – City where Solomon built ships near Eilat (modern-day Aqaba, Jordan) (I Kings 9:26)

יַעַר אֶפְרָיִם
Forest of Ephraim (Wood of Efrayim) – Forest area where the battle between the armies of David and Absalom fought (II Samuel 18:6)

גָּעַשׁ
Gaash (Ga’ash) – Territory of the Tribe of Ephraim where Joshua is buried (Joshua 24:30)

גַּלְעֵד
Galeed (Gal’ed) – Hebrew name Jacob gave to the place where Laban and Jacob placed a heap of stones as a sign of peace between them (Genesis 31:47-48)

גַּלִּים
Gallim – Hometown of Palti, son of Laish who was chosen as the husband of Michal over David (I Samuel 25:44)

גַּן עֵדֶן
Garden of Eden (Garden of ‘Eden) – Place of dwelling for Adam and Eve before their expulsion (Genesis 2:8)

גָּרֵב
Gareb (Garev) – Hill near Jerusalem (Jeremiah 31:38)

שַׁעַר אֶפְרַיִם
Gate of Ephraim (Gate of Efrayim) – Gate on the north side of Jerusalem (II Kings 14:13)

גַּת
Gath (Gat) – City of the Philistines where the Ark of the Covenant was initally placed after they seized it (I Samuel 5:8); Residence of Goliath (I Samuel 17:4); Philistine city (also known as Metheg-ammah) conquered by David (II Samuel 8:1) (modern-day Tell esSafieh)

גַּת הַחֵפֶר
Gath-hepher (Gat-hefer) – City of the Tribe of Zebulun (modern-day el-Meshed) (Joshua 19:13); Hometown of Jonah (II Kings 14:25)

גַת-רִמּוֹן
Gath-rimmon (Gat-rimmon) – City of the Tribe of Dan (Joshua 19:45); City of the Tribe of Manasseh (Joshua 21:25)

עַזָּה
Gaza (‘Azza) – City in the kingdom of Nimrod (Genesis 10:19); City of the Tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:47)

גֶּבַע
Geba (Geva) – City of the Tribe of Benjamin (modern-day Jeb’a) (I Kings 15:22)

גְבַל
Gebal (Geval) – City of Edom (Psalm 83:8) (modern-day Djebal); City of Tyre (Ezekiel 27:9)

גֵּבִים
Gebim (Gevim) – City north of Jerusalem (modern-day el-Isawiyeh) (Isaiah 10:31)

גְרָרָה
Gerar – Philistine town and district in south-central Israel where Abraham and Isaac sojourned (moder-day Wadi el-Jerdr) (Genesis 10:19)

גְּרִזִים
Gerizim (Gerizzim) – Mount where the Tribes of Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin stood while Moses spoke the curses and blessings (Deuteronomy 27:12)

גְּשׁוּר
Geshur – Area of the Tribe of Manasseh; Independent kingdom during the time of David where Absalom fled after the murder of his brother (moder-day Lejah) (Joshua 13:13; II Samuel 13:37)

גֶּזֶר
Gezer – Canaanite city conquered by Joshua that was alloted to the Levites from the Tribe of Ephraim (Joshua 10:33; 21:21); The last point at which David pursued the Philistine (II Samuel 5:25); City that was conquered by Pharaoh and then given to his daughter who married Solomon (I Kings 9:16-17) (modern-day Tell el-Jezer)

גִבְּתוֹן
Gibbethon (Gibbeton) – City of the Tribe of Dan (Joshua 19:44); City where King Nadab was assassinated (I Kings 15:27)

גִּבְעָה
Gibeah (Giv’a) – Hometown of Saul (I Samuel 10:26) (modern-day Tell el-Ful); City of the Tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:57)

גִּבְעַת הָעֲרָלוֹת
Gibeath-haaraloth (Hill of ‘Aralot) – Place of circumcision for all the men of Israel who had yet to be circumcised (Joshua 5:3)

גִּבְעוֹן
Gibeon (Giv’on) – City of the Tribe of Benjamin (modern-day al-Jib) (Joshua 18:25)

גִּיחוֹן
Gihon (Gihon) – One of the rivers of Eden (Genesis 2:13)

גִּלְבֹּעַ
Gilboa – Place where Saul and his sons died fighting the Philistines (I Samuel 28:4)

גִּלְעָד
Gilead (Gil’ad) – Mountainous region was of the Jordan River; Territory of the Tribes of Gad, Reuben, and the half-Tribe of Manasseh (Genesis 31:25; Deuteronomy 3:13-17)

גִּלְגָּל
Gilgal – First encampment of the Hebrews after crossing the Jordan River (Joshua 9:6)

גִלֹה
Giloh (Gilo) – City of the Tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:51)

גִּמְזוֹ
Gimzo – Plain of the Tribe of Judah that was captured by the Philistines (modern-day Jimzu) (II Chronicles 28:18)

גִּתָּיְמָה
Gittaim (Gittayim) – City to where the Beerothites fled (II Samuel 4:3)

גּוֹיִם
Goiim (Goyim) – Kingdom of Tidal (Genesis 14:1)