Biblically-Named Cities

Did you know that 27 countries of the world have a city called St. James or Santiago—meaning St. James? Or that more than 150 American cities are named after locations or names mentioned in the Bible? Like New Canaan, Connecticut, a location mentioned in Leviticus 18:3; or Lebanon, Illinois, from Isaiah 14:8. And one of the most popular biblically named cities, Bethlehem—named in over 10 states of the United States. Even Abilene—as in Abilene, Texas. It’s mentioned once in the Bible in Luke 3:1 as the region ruled by the tetrarch Lysanias. Other city names also draw from the Bible, like St. Paul, Minnesota, San Jose, California, or St. Petersburg, Florida!

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