From the time of Abraham to the time of Jesus Christ, the land known as Canaan served as home for many prophets. This map shows the cities and towns of the prophets and major kings whose birthplace or residence is known. Important cities and the territory promised to the twelve tribes of Israel are also shown.

Map of Old Testament Canaan

Key

1. CAPITAL LETTERS: Israelite tribes and neighboring peoples
ARAM (SYRIA), LEBANON (PHOENICIA), BASHAN, NAPHTALI, ASHER, ZEBULUN, ISSACHAR, MANASSEH, EPHRAIM, DAN, BENJAMIN, AMMON, PHILISTIA, REUBEN, JUDAH, MOAB, SIMEON, GAD, AMALEK, EDOM

2. LARGE CAPITAL LETTERS: Northern Kingdom of Israel and Southern Kingdom of Judah
ISRAEL, JUDAH

3. b=birthplace of …
h=home of …
Damascus; Mt. Hermon; Tyre; Dan; Hazor; Acco; Lake Chinnereth (Lake of Galilee); Mt. Carmel; Gath-hepher, b. Jonah; Jezreel Valley; Megiddo; Beth-shan; Tishbe, h. Elijah; Jordan River; Samaria, h. Ahab & Jezebel; Mt. Ebal; Shechem, h. Jeroboam; Mt. Gerizim; Joppa; Shiloh, h. Samuel; Ammon; Bethel; Jericho; Gibeah, b. Saul; Anathoth, b. Jeremiah; Jerusalem (Salem, Jebus): h. Melchizedek, h. David, h. Solomon, h. Isaiah, h. Lehi, h. Zechariah, h. Haggai, h. Malachi; Ashdod; Bethlehem, b. David; Mt. Nebo; Moresheth-Gath, h. Micah; Ashkelon; Tekoa, h. Amos; Lachish; Eastern Desert; Hebron; Salt Sea; Gaza; Gerar, h. Isaac; Arad; Beersheba: h. Abraham, h. Jacob; Sodom; Gomorrah; Wilderness

Major Powers in Old Testament Times

HITTITE EMPIRE; ASSYRIA; MEDIA; ISRAEL; BABYLON; PERSIA; ELAM; SINAI; EGYPT; ARABIA; Haran; Nineveh; Tigris; Ebla; Ugarit; Euphrates; Damascua; Mt. Sinai; Nile; Babylon

Illustrated by Greg K. Olsen