Places of the Tanakh (P-S)

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פַּדַּן אֲרָם
Paddan-aram – Birthplace of Rebecca where Jacob worked for Laban (Genesis 25:20)

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

פִּי-בֶסֶת
Pi-beseth (Pi-veset) – Egyptian city that was conquered by King Nebuchadrezzar (Ezekiel 30:17)

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

פּוּנֹן
Punon – Encampment of the Hebrews during the Exodus (Numbers 33:42)

רַבָּה
Rabbah – City of the Tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:60)

רָמָה
Ramah (Rama) – City of the Tribe of Asher (Joshua 19:29); Fortified city of Naphtali (Joshua 19:36); The birthplace, seat of authority, and burial place of Samuel (I Samuel 1:19)

רָאמַת נֶגֶב
Ramat of the South (Ramot-negev) – City of the Tribe of Simeon (Joshua 19:8)

רְחֹבוֹת
Rehoboth (Rehovot) – Place of a well dug by Isaac (Genesis 26:22); Place where the Edomite king Saul reigned (Genesis 36:37)

רְחֹבֹת עִיר
Rehoboth-ir (Rehovot-ir) – City founded by Nimrod (Genesis 10:11)

רֶסֶן
Resen – City founded by Nimrod (Genesis 10:12)

רִבְלָה
Riblah (Rivla) – Place where Pharaoh Neco imprisoned Jehoahaz; Headquarters of Nebuchadnezzar during his campaign against Jerusalem where he had Zedekiah’s sons slaughtered and then blinded Zedekiah (II Kings 23:33; Jeremiah 39:6-7)

רִמּוֹן
Rimmon – City of the Tribe of Simeon (Joshua 19:7)

סַלְכָה
Salcah (Salkha) – City of the area of Bashan ruled over by King Og – upon his defeat, the area was given to the Tribes of Gad, Reuben, and half of Manasseh (Joshua 12:5-6)

שָׁלֵם
Salem (Shalem) – City ruled over by King Malchizedek (modern-day Jerusalem) (Genesis 14:18)

שֹׁמְרוֹן
Samaria (Shomeron) – Area in eastern Israel that was attacked by Ben-hadad (I Kings 16:24)

יָם-כִּנֶּרֶת
Sea of Kinneret – “Sea of Galilee”; Sea in the Tribe of Reuben (Numbers 34:11)

שֵׂעִיר
Seir (Se’ir) – Region of the Horites that was later given to the descendants of Esau (Edomites) (Genesis 14:6)

סֶּלַע
Sela – Capital city of Edom (II Kings 14:7)

סְפַרְוַיִם
Sepharvaim (Sefarvayim)- City from where the king of Assyria took a population to be settled in Samaria to replace the Israelites (II Kings 17:24)

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

שְׁבָא
Sheba (Sheva) – Kingdom south of Israel from where the Queen of Sheba came to honor Solomon (possibly in Ethiopia or Yemen) (I Kings 10:1)

שֵׁשַׁךְ
Sheshach (Sheshack) – An alternative name for Babylonia (Jeremiah 25:26)

שִׁכְּרוֹנָה
Shicron (Shikron) – Territory of the Tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:11)

שִׁנְעָר
Shinar (Shin’ar) – Kingdom of Amraphel (Genesis 14:1)

שִּׁטִּים
Shittim – City east of the Jordan River, The last encampment of Joshua before crossing the Jordan River where he sent two spies into the Canaan (Numbers 33:49; Joshua 2:1)

שׁוּנֵם
Shunem – City of the Tribe of Issachar; Philistine encampment during the war with Saul (modern-day Solem) (Joshua 19:18; I Samuel 28:4)

שׂוֹכֹה
Socoh (Sokho) – City of the Tribe of Judah; Occupied by the Philistines during the time of Ahaz (Joshua 15:35; II Chronicles 28:18)

סֻכּוֹת
Succoth (Sukkot) – City where Hebrews sojourned during the Exodus; City of the Tribe of Gad (Exodus 12:37; Joshua 13:27)