Cities with Biblical Names

What’s your guess? It’s the only state without a city named from the Bible?

The Aloha State!

Worldwide, guess which Bible-named city appears to be most popular? One count shows over 40 places in the world called “Bethlehem”—over 25 of them in the US alone.

One of the most well-known is Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, founded by members of the Moravian religious group who, on Christmas Eve, named their town after the biblical Bethlehem in Judea, the birthplace of Jesus.

New Canaan, Connecticut references the land of Canaan in the Hebrew Bible.

Goshen, New York is reminiscent of the “Land of Goshen” mentioned in Genesis and Exodus.

Philadelphia—the city of brotherly love mentioned in Revelation.

St. James, St. Joseph, Mount Zion, Bethesda, and many others!

Cities with a history rooted in the Book of all books!

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