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Bible Places

Articles about Bible places help the reader better understand a specific region, town, city, or location that either has been referenced in the Bible or is relevant to the Bible. Insights and application is provided when appropriate. These kinds of articles are indicated by the image you can see to the left.

Babel

In the Genesis account of the building of the tower of Babel and God’s intervention that brought its construction to a halt, we see that an inability to communicate and the confusion and frustration that came from it caused the people to separate. These summary statements are given in Genesis 11:8-9: “So from there the…

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Bethlehem

Bethlehem, a small town located about 5 miles southwest of Jerusalem, is best known as the place where Jesus was born (see Luke 2:4-7). Ephrath (or Ephrathah) is another name for Bethlehem. It can actually be visited today, although it is in Palestinian controlled territory. Bethlehem in the Bible The town is first mentioned in…

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Corinth

Corinth was an important city in Greece during the time of the Roman Empire. While Athens was significant in the area because of its culture and the educational opportunities it offered, Corinth was the capital of the Roman province named Achaia as well as its most important city. Corinth was prominent in the New Testament…

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Down from Jerusalem to Jericho (Luke 10:30)

Jesus began one of His best known parables, the parable of the good Samaritan, this way: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him, beat him up, and fled, leaving him half dead” (Luke 10:30). It is interesting that Jesus used the word for…

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Dwelling Places (John 14:2)

“Your heart must not be troubled,” Jesus told His disciples in John 14:1. “Believe in God; believe also in Me.” Then in verse 2 He said, “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you.” The word translated dwelling…

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Fair Havens

Luke’s record of Paul’s journey to Rome include these statements: “Sailing slowly for many days, we came with difficulty as far as Cnidus” (Acts 27:7). Cnidus was a coastal city in the southwest part of the province of Asia. Luke continued, “Since the wind did not allow us to approach it, we sailed along the…

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Haran

Haran was the name of Abram’s brother. Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans where he had been born, and following his death, Haran’s father Terah and other members of his family set out for Canaan. They journeyed several hundred miles northwest and settled in a place called Haran. While the spellings of the personal…

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Joppa

Now annexed as a part of Tel Aviv in Israel, Joppa was an ancient walled town located on Palestine’s coast. It was situated northwest of Jerusalem, approximately 35 northwest of the capital city. When Israel conquered the promised land and territories were assigned to the Israelite tribes, Joppa was allocated to Dan (see Josh. 19:40-46).…

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Malta

“Italy is shaped like a boot.” Nearly all of us have been told this so we might easily recognize the Italian peninsula. Sicily is the triangular shaped island at the tip of Italy’s boot—the object being “kicked.” Approximately 60 miles south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea rests Malta, a small island with an area…

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