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Names From the Bible
Description:
Find a geographic place or feature that is named after a person, place or thing mentioned in the Bible.
Expanded Description:
From Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Moses Lake, Washington, the world is full of places that take their names from the Bible. This category collects them!

Locate a place or landmark with a biblical name found in the Old Testament or the New Testament. Eligible waymark examples include cities, towns, villages, mountains, hills, lakes and rivers. Ineligible things include buildings (we don't want to waymark every single church named after a Saint), cemeteries (see above, plus there's separate categories for them), statues of biblical figures (there are other categories for statues) and signs/ street signs. (unless relating to the eligible landmark, like a "Welcome to Nazareth" sign). It is OK if the word "New" is added to the Bible name, as in "New Canaan, CT" or "New Galilee."

Optional: do some research on your place or landmark to find out how it received its name. Was the river named by a missionary who was an early explorer in the area, or is its biblical name just a coincidence?

Next, do as much or as little Bible research as you would like to do. We ask that, at a minimum, you include a citation to at least one passage in the Bible where the namesake of your discovered landmark is mentioned. If you want to do more, you are welcome to write up a complete description of the person, place or thing's role in the Bible.

Here's an example for citing a Bible passage. For the town of Jericho, New York, find the main entry, where "Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, and the walls came tumbling down." Cite that passage as: Joshua 6:1-20.

Please do not go crazy with lots of waymarks for very common names (John, Daniel, Mary, etc.) Save these common names for geographic features clearly tied to the biblical figure. We reserve the right to cut you off when we feel you've had too many. Friends don't let friends waymark uncontrollably.

Finally, please note: This is NOT a category that's just for people who are religious. You can treat the Bible just like any other book, and treat this category like it was "Names from Shakespeare's Plays." Nobody's forcing you to read the Bible or adopt any beliefs. Thanks to the internet, the Bible is fully searchable online. You only need to read the excerpts returned in the search results. There, that wasn't so bad, was it?
Instructions for Posting a Names From the Bible Waymark:
For your waymark's name, please use the name of the location you found -- not just its biblical namesake. Example: "Phillipi, West Virginia."

For your waymark's coordinates, please choose anything logical. For a river, you could choose a sign next to a bridge going over the river. For a town, you could choose coordinates at the town hall, or at a welcome sign on a main highway entering the town.

Please include a citation to one or more Bible verses that mention the person, place or thing that shares a name with your waymark. We recommend the online Bible search engine at Bible Gateway.

Please categorize your waymark as being named after a biblical person (Mary, Moses), a biblical place (Bethlehem, Nazareth), or a biblical thing (Mt. Sinai, the River Jordan).

Please post one or more photographs that illustrate your waymark and show its connection to the Biblical location.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Photos of the visitor with the waymarked feature in the background are strongly encouraged. If you're camera shy, nice photos of just the waymark target are fine.
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Names From the BibleSt. Mary's County, Maryland

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The southernmost county in Maryland. St. Mary's was the site where European settlers first landed on Maryland soil in 1634. The above coordinates are for the replica Maryland State Capitol Building, as St Mary's served as MD's first state capitol.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 6/2/2022

last visited: never

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Names From the BibleKruisweg -Lansingerland- NL

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Kruisweg -Lansingerland

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Andre 61

location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 5/4/2022

last visited: 5/6/2022

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Names From the BibleLookout Point Mt Ararat - Schellsburg, PA

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Genesis 8:4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member r.e.s.t.seekers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/4/2022

last visited: never

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Names From the BibleMt. Pisgah - Holland, Michigan USA

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Mt.Pisgah dune in Holland

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member theHostas

location: Michigan

date approved: 2/18/2022

last visited: 3/17/2022

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Names From the BibleJerusalem Mill Village - Kingsville MD

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The Village of Jerusalem Mills in Harford County MD is named for the city sacred to many religions including Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. Jerusalem, or Yerushalayim, appears in the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) 669 times.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/18/2022

last visited: 6/9/2022

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Names From the BibleSan Pedro - Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)

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Pueblo llamado San Pedro, en Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha - Town called San Pedro, in Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Picarax

location: Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

date approved: 1/12/2022

last visited: 1/12/2022

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Names From the BibleEngelen (Angels) - Engelen, NL

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Just north of the Den Bosch, you will find the city of Engelen, which in Dutch translates into Angels

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

date approved: 12/18/2021

last visited: never

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Names From the BibleJoppe - Gelderland,NL

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Een klein dorpje in Gelderland heet Joppe, deze naam komt ook voor in de Bijbel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PetjeOp

location: Gelderland, Netherlands

date approved: 10/27/2021

last visited: 3/4/2022

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Names From the BibleBelen - Luarca, Asturias, España

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Village in Asturias

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Principado de Asturias, Spain

date approved: 10/16/2021

last visited: 10/17/2021

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Names From the BibleGalilee, Rhode Island

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Galilee, Rhode Island shares its name with an Israeli and Lebanese area. From the Bible, Galilee was the home of Jesus. Both places are known for their commercial fishing industry.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 10/16/2021

last visited: never

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Names From the BibleJerusalem, Rhode Island

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Named for the city sacred to many religions including Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, this tiny village of Jerusalem is in southern Rhode Island. Jerusalem, or Yerushalayim, appears in the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) 669 times.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 10/16/2021

last visited: never

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Names From the BibleDung Gate - Jerusalem, Israel

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The name “Dung Gate” is found in four passages in the Book of Nehemiah and refers to one of the gates of Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s day.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry

location: Israel

date approved: 8/12/2021

last visited: never

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Names From the BibleJericho, Qld, Australia

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A small town in rural Queensland

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Queensland, Australia

date approved: 8/4/2021

last visited: never

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Names From the BibleEbenezer Cemetery - Clay County, KS

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This rural cemetery is north of Highway 24, east of Clay Center, Kansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Kansas

date approved: 7/13/2021

last visited: never

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Names From the BibleMount Precipice/Mount Kedumim - Nazareth, Israel

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Just south of Nazareth in the cliffs of Mt Kedumim is Mount Precipice, the traditional site of the cliff that an angry mob attempted to throw Jesus off of after his bold proclamation in the Nazareth synagogue (Luke 4:16-30).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry

location: Israel

date approved: 6/30/2021

last visited: 7/19/2021

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Names From the BibleCanaan, Missouri

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Once a small town, now a village fading away

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/30/2021

last visited: never

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Names From the BibleBethany Beach, Delaware

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Located along the coast of Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Delaware

date approved: 6/30/2021

last visited: never

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Names From the BibleSea of Galilee/Sea of Tiberias - Israel

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The Sea of Galilee (the Kinneret) is a magnificent geographical marvel surrounded by pretty rural agricultural settlements.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Beeklust

location: Israel

date approved: 6/24/2021

last visited: never

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Names From the BibleAthens - Greece

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Paul visited Athens to speak about Christianity.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member m&m O

location: Greece

date approved: 6/18/2021

last visited: 3/30/2022

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Names From the BibleMount Nebo

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Mount Nebo

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Beeklust

location: Jordan

date approved: 6/9/2021

last visited: 1/12/2022

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Names From the BibleAbrahams Skød - Middelfart, Danmark

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Abrahams Skød er et udsigtpunkt i slotsparken ved Hindsgavl. Flotte udsigter mod Kolding Fjord, Fænø og Lillebælt.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 11/29/2020

last visited: never

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Names From the BibleMarie Magdalene, Denmark

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Denne lille by på Djursland hedder Marie Magdalene. This little town on Djursland is named Marie Magdalene.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 10/25/2020

last visited: never

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Names From the BibleNazareth, Texas

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Nazareth, a small farming community, is in east central Castro County at the intersection of State Highway 86 and Farm Road 168, fifty-eight miles south of Amarillo. Nazareth IS the Land of the Bible....

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 9/4/2020

last visited: 3/12/2021

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Names From the BibleEphesus, Georgia

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Ephesus is a city in Heard County, Georgia, United States. The Ephesus of the Bible was a city in the Roman province of Asia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

location: Georgia

date approved: 3/17/2020

last visited: never

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Names From the BibleLe Moulin Saint Jean, Canal Saint Julien - Cavaillon - France

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Un lieu étonnant au milieu de la campagne, le moulin Saint Marc qui borde le canal Saint Julien. An astonishing place in the middle of the countryside, the Saint Marc mill which borders the Saint Julien canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 2/19/2020

last visited: never

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