Bible: Place names in the Bible
Aceldamathe place near Jerusalem that was bought with the 30 pieces of silver paid to Judas for betraying Jesus (Matthew 27:8; Acts 1:19) AntiochAramthe biblical name for ancient Syria AraratArimathaea or ArimatheaBabelBashanBethesdaa pool in Jerusalem reputed to have healing powers, where a paralysed man was healed by Jesus (John 5:2) Bethlehema town in the West Bank, near Jerusalem: birthplace of Jesus and early home of King David Calvarythe place just outside the walls of Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified Canathe town in Galilee, north of Nazareth, where Jesus performed his first miracle by changing water into wine (John 2:1, 11) CanaanCapernauma ruined town in N Israel, on the NW shore of the Sea of Galilee: closely associated with Jesus Christ during his ministry EdenGalileeGarden of EdenGathGazaGehennathe valley below Jerusalem, where children were sacrificed and where idolatry was practised (II Kings 23:10; Jeremiah 19:6) and where later offal and refuse were slowly burned Gethsemanethe garden in Jerusalem where Christ was betrayed on the night before his Crucifixion (Matthew 26:36–56) GolgothaGomorrah or Gomorrhaone of two ancient cities near the Dead Sea, the other being Sodom, that were destroyed by God as a punishment for the wickedness of their inhabitants (Genesis 19:24) GoshenHorebJerichoJerusalemJudaea or Judeathe S division of ancient Palestine, succeeding the kingdom of Judah: a Roman province during the time of Christ Judahthe tribal territory of his descendants which became the nucleus of David's kingdom and, after the kingdom had been divided into Israel and Judah, the southern kingdom of Judah, with Jerusalem as its centre land of milk and honeyland of Noda region to the east of Eden to which Cain went after he had killed Abel (Genesis 4:14) MoabNazaretha town in N Israel, in Lower Galilee: the home of Jesus in his youth. Pop: 62 700 (2003 est) OnOphirRabbath AmmonSamariathe region of ancient Palestine that extended from Judaea to Galilee and from the Mediterranean to the River Jordan; the N kingdom of Israel Shiloha town in central ancient Palestine, in Canaan on the E slope of Mount Ephraim: keeping place of the tabernacle and the ark; destroyed by the Philistines ShinarShittimSodoma city destroyed by God for its wickedness that, with Gomorrah, traditionally typifies depravity (Genesis 19:24) TadmorTophet or Tophetha place in the valley immediately to the southwest of Jerusalem; the Shrine of Moloch, where human sacrifices were offered wilderness ▷ See Bible
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