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Bible maps in Genesis

Maps that show locations mentioned in Genesis.
The Garden of Eden. <br/>The Bible locates the garden of Eden at the confluence of four headwaters into a single river that watered the garden. These four rivers are called the Pishon, the Gihon, the Tigris, and the Euphrates. The identification of the last two rivers is widely accepted.  The identification of the first two rivers, however, has become obscured over time and has been the subject of diverse speculation. – Slide 1
Ararat. <br/>The land of Ararat (also called Urartu) was mountainous, so it is fitting that Noah’s ark came to rest there, though the Bible does not name a specific peak or exact location. Ararat lay to the north of Assyria. – Slide 2
Table of Nations. Descendants of Ham. <br/>The descendants of Noah’s son Ham are listed in what is commonly called the Table of Nations, the Israelites’ oldest catalogue of the peoples of the ancient Near East. While it is difficult to identify with certainty where many of these peoples lived, generally they are believed to have been located as shown here. – Slide 3
Table of Nations – Descendants of Japheth. <br/>Japheth’s sons Gomer and Javan gave rise to other people groups cited in the list, so they have been shown as broad regions on the map. Japheth’s sons Magog, Madai, Tubal, Meshek, and Tiras are displayed this way as well, though no specific peoples are listed as descending from them. – Slide 4
Table of Nations – Descendants of Shem. <br/>Shem’s sons Elam, Arphaxad, and Aram each gave rise to other people groups cited in the list, so they have been shown as broad regions on the map rather than as specific people groups. The Israelites were descended from Arphaxad through Shelah, Eber (thus, the Hebrews), and Peleg. In Luke’s account of Jesus’ genealogy an ancestor named Cainan is inserted between Arphaxad and Shelah (Luke 3:35-36). – Slide 5
Northern Levant. <br/>When Abraham and his father Terah first set out from Ur, they were intending to go to Canaan, but instead they settled in Haran for a time. After Terah died, Abraham left Haran with his family and completed the journey to Canaan (Genesis 11:31-12:5). Later he sent his servant back to the region of Haran to find a wife for his son Isaac (Genesis 24). Still later, Abraham’s grandson Jacob fled to this same area to escape the wrath of his brother Esau, and there he married two wives (Genesis 28-30). – Slide 6
The battle at the Valley of Siddim. <br/>The forces of Sodom, Gomorrah, Bela, Admah, and Zeboiim were routed by king Kedorlaomer of Babylonia and three of his allies in the valley of Siddim. Lot was captured but later rescued by Abram. – Slide 7
Patriarchs in Canaan. <br/>Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all of Jacob’s sons lived in Canaan, the land that the Lord promised to give to Abraham’s descendants. – Slide 8
The Negev. <br/>The Negev spanned a loosely defined area in the southern extreme of Israel. With an average rainfall of about 8 inches (20 cm) per year, its desert climate often required inhabitants to live semi-nomadically to survive. At the same, however, when the occasional rain did come, the whole region quickly sprang to life with new vegetation, especially along seasonal streambeds (see Psalm 126:4). Abraham and Isaac spent considerable time in this region (Genesis 12:1-8; 13:1-3; 20:1-21:34; 24:62; 25:11), and Abraham is credited with digging the well at Beersheba (21:30-31). – Slide 9
Jacob Returns to Canaan. <br/>Jacob returned to Canaan from Haran to meet up with his brother Esau. During the night a Man wrestled with him until Jacob compelled Him to bless him, and the Man changed Jacob’s name to Israel. – Slide 10
Joseph Is Sold into Slavery. <br/>This map shows the journey Joseph took to find his brothers and where he was sold into slavery. – Slide 11
Lower Egypt. <br/>Long before Abraham’s time, Menes unified Upper and Lower Egypt and became the first king, and later rulers built the Great Pyramids near the important city of Memphis. During Joseph’s time as second-in-command to pharaoh, Joseph’s father and brothers (the ancestors of the Israelite tribes) settled in Goshen and farmed its fertile soil (Genesis 46-47). Later the people of Israel were forced to labour as slaves in Egypt and built the store cities of Pithom and Rameses (Exodus 1:11). – Slide 12
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