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 nameMentioned inPresent nameProvince/RegionCountry NameCountry Flag
AdramyttiumActs 27:2BurhaniyeBalıkesir ProvinceTurkeyTurkey
AntiochActs 11:26AntakyaHatay ProvinceTurkeyTurkey
AntipatrisActs 23:31Rosh HaAyinCentral DistrictIsraelIsrael
AssosActs 20:13BehramkaleÇanakkale ProvinceTurkeyTurkey
AttaliaActs 14:25AntalyaAntalya ProvinceTurkeyTurkey
BabylonJeremiah 50:1 – 50:46HillahBabil GovernorateIraqIraq
BereaActs 17:10-13VeriaImathiaGreeceGreece
Beth ArbelHosea 10:14IrbidIrbid GovernorateJordanJordan
BozrahAmos 1:12BouseiraTafilah GovernorateJordanJordan
CaudaActs 27:16GavdosChaniaGreeceGreece
CenchreaRomans 16:1KechriesKorinthíaGreeceGreece
CuthahII Kings 17:24Tell IbrahimBabil GovernorateIraqIraq
DedanEzekiel 38:13Al-‘UlaAl Madinah RegionSaudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
EcbatanaEzra 6:2HamadanHamadan ProvinceIranIran
ElimExodus 16:1Wadi GharandelSouth Sinai GovernorateEgyptEgypt
ErechGenesis 10:10UrukAl Muthanna GovernorateIraqIraq
GerasaMark 5:1 & Luke 8:26JerashJerash GovernorateJordanJordan
GozanI Chronicles 5:26Tell HalafAl Hasakah GovernorateSyriaSyria
Harosheth HaggoyimJudges 4:13El AhwatHaifa DistrictIsraelIsrael
HamathII Samuel 8:9HamaHama GovernorateSyriaSyria
IconiumActs 14:1KonyaKonya ProvinceTurkeyTurkey
IronJoshua 19:38YarounNabatieh GovernorateLebanonLebanon
JoppaJonah 1:3JaffaTel Aviv DistrictIsraelIsrael
Kir of MoabIsaiah 15:1Al KarakKarak GovernorateJordanJordan
Laish/LeshemJudges 18:29 & Joshua 19:47Tel DanNorthern DistrictIsraelIsrael
LyddaActs 9:32LodCentral DistrictIsraelIsrael
LystraActs 14:8KlistraKonya ProvinceTurkeyTurkey
MedebaNumbers 21:30 & Joshua 13:9MadabaMadaba GovernorateJordanJordan
MityleneActs 20:14MytileneLesbosGreeceGreece
MyraActs 27:5DemreAntalya ProvinceTurkeyTurkey
NeapolisActs 16:11KavalaEast Macedonia and ThraceGreeceGreece
NicopolisTitus 3:12PrevezaEpirusGreeceGreece
NinevehJonah 1:2 & Matthew 12:41MosulNinawa GovernorateIraqIraq
No-amon/ThebesEzekiel30:16 & Nahum 3:8LuxorLuxor GovernorateEgyptEgypt
NophIsaiah 19:13MemphisGiza GovernorateEgyptEgypt
On/AwenGenesis 46:20Ayn ShamsCairo GovernorateEgyptEgypt
PergamumRevelation 2:12Bergamaİzmir ProvinceTurkeyTurkey
PhiladelphiaRevelation 3:7AlaşehirManisa ProvinceTurkeyTurkey
Pi-beseth/BubastisEzekiel 30:17Tell BastaAl Sharqia GovernorateEgyptEgypt
PtolemaisActs 21:7AcreNorthern DistrictIsraelIsrael
PuteoliActs 28:13PozzuoliCampaniaItalyItaly
Qiryat ArbaJoshua 14:15HebronHebron GovernoratePalestineState of Palestine
RabbahAmos 1:14AmmanAmman GovernorateJordanJordan
RhegiumActs 28:13Reggio CalabriaCalabriaItalyItaly
SareptaI Kings 17:9 & Obadiah 20SarafandSouthern GovernorateLebanonLebanon
Sin/PelusiumEzekiel 30:15Tell el FaramaNorth Sinai GovernorateEgyptEgypt
SmyrnaRevelation 2:8İzmirİzmir ProvinceTurkeyTurkey
SusaNehemiah 1:1ShushKhūzestān ProvinceIranIran
SyeneEzekiel 29:10 & 30:6AswanAswan GovernorateEgyptEgypt
TadmorII Chronicles 8:4PalmyraHoms GovernorateSyriaSyria
TahpanhesJeremiah 44:1Tell DefennehDakahlia GovernorateEgyptEgypt
ThessalonicaI & II ThessaloniansThessalonikiCentral MacedoniaGreeceGreece
ThyatiraRevelation 2:18AkhisarManisa ProvinceTurkeyTurkey
UrGenesis 11:31 & Nehemiah 9:7Tell el MuqayyarDhi Qar GovernorateIraqIraq
ZoanNumbers 13:22TanisAl Sharqia GovernorateEgyptEgypt

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