List of modern names for biblical place names

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While the main Biblical place names like Jerusalem, Athens, Damascus, Alexandria, and Rome have been used for centuries, some have changed through the years. Wikipedia

Biblical name Mentioned in Present name Province/Region Country Name Country Flag
Adramyttium Acts 27:2 Burhaniye Balıkesir Province Turkey Turkey
Antioch Acts 11:26 Antakya Hatay Province Turkey Turkey
Antipatris Acts 23:31 Rosh HaAyin Central District Israel Israel
Assos Acts 20:13 Behramkale Çanakkale Province Turkey Turkey
Attalia Acts 14:25 Antalya Antalya Province Turkey Turkey
Babylon Jeremiah 50:1 – 50:46 Hillah Babil Governorate Iraq Iraq
Berea Acts 17:10-13 Veria Imathia Greece Greece
Beth Arbel Hosea 10:14 Irbid Irbid Governorate Jordan Jordan
Bozrah Amos 1:12 Bouseira Tafilah Governorate Jordan Jordan
Cauda Acts 27:16 Gavdos Chania Greece Greece
Cenchrea Romans 16:1 Kechries Korinthía Greece Greece
Cuthah II Kings 17:24 Tell Ibrahim Babil Governorate Iraq Iraq
Dedan Ezekiel 38:13 Al-‘Ula Al Madinah Region Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Ecbatana Ezra 6:2 Hamadan Hamadan Province Iran Iran
Elim Exodus 16:1 Wadi Gharandel South Sinai Governorate Egypt Egypt
Erech Genesis 10:10 Uruk Al Muthanna Governorate Iraq Iraq
Gerasa Mark 5:1 & Luke 8:26 Jerash Jerash Governorate Jordan Jordan
Gozan I Chronicles 5:26 Tell Halaf Al Hasakah Governorate Syria Syria
Harosheth Haggoyim Judges 4:13 El Ahwat Haifa District Israel Israel
Hamath II Samuel 8:9 Hama Hama Governorate Syria Syria
Iconium Acts 14:1 Konya Konya Province Turkey Turkey
Iron Joshua 19:38 Yaroun Nabatieh Governorate Lebanon Lebanon
Joppa Jonah 1:3 Jaffa Tel Aviv District Israel Israel
Kir of Moab Isaiah 15:1 Al Karak Karak Governorate Jordan Jordan
Laish/Leshem Judges 18:29 & Joshua 19:47 Tel Dan Northern District Israel Israel
Lydda Acts 9:32 Lod Central District Israel Israel
Lystra Acts 14:8 Klistra Konya Province Turkey Turkey
Medeba Numbers 21:30 & Joshua 13:9 Madaba Madaba Governorate Jordan Jordan
Mitylene Acts 20:14 Mytilene Lesbos Greece Greece
Myra Acts 27:5 Demre Antalya Province Turkey Turkey
Neapolis Acts 16:11 Kavala East Macedonia and Thrace Greece Greece
Nicopolis Titus 3:12 Preveza Epirus Greece Greece
Nineveh Jonah 1:2 & Matthew 12:41 Mosul Ninawa Governorate Iraq Iraq
No-amon/Thebes Ezekiel30:16 & Nahum 3:8 Luxor Luxor Governorate Egypt Egypt
Noph Isaiah 19:13 Memphis Giza Governorate Egypt Egypt
On/Awen Genesis 46:20 Ayn Shams Cairo Governorate Egypt Egypt
Pergamum Revelation 2:12 Bergama İzmir Province Turkey Turkey
Philadelphia Revelation 3:7 Alaşehir Manisa Province Turkey Turkey
Pi-beseth/Bubastis Ezekiel 30:17 Tell Basta Al Sharqia Governorate Egypt Egypt
Ptolemais Acts 21:7 Acre Northern District Israel Israel
Puteoli Acts 28:13 Pozzuoli Campania Italy Italy
Qiryat Arba Joshua 14:15 Hebron Hebron Governorate Palestine State of Palestine
Rabbah Amos 1:14 Amman Amman Governorate Jordan Jordan
Rhegium Acts 28:13 Reggio Calabria Calabria Italy Italy
Sarepta I Kings 17:9 & Obadiah 20 Sarafand Southern Governorate Lebanon Lebanon
Sin/Pelusium Ezekiel 30:15 Tell el Farama North Sinai Governorate Egypt Egypt
Smyrna Revelation 2:8 İzmir İzmir Province Turkey Turkey
Susa Nehemiah 1:1 Shush Khūzestān Province Iran Iran
Syene Ezekiel 29:10 & 30:6 Aswan Aswan Governorate Egypt Egypt
Tadmor II Chronicles 8:4 Palmyra Homs Governorate Syria Syria
Tahpanhes Jeremiah 44:1 Tell Defenneh Dakahlia Governorate Egypt Egypt
Thessalonica I & II Thessalonians Thessaloniki Central Macedonia Greece Greece
Thyatira Revelation 2:18 Akhisar Manisa Province Turkey Turkey
Ur Genesis 11:31 & Nehemiah 9:7 Tell el Muqayyar Dhi Qar Governorate Iraq Iraq
Zoan Numbers 13:22 Tanis Al Sharqia Governorate Egypt Egypt

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