Map of New Testament Israel
Map of Israel During the New Testament.
Israel had 3 main regions: Galilee in the north, Samaria
in the middle, and Judaea in the south.
In Galilee there was upper Galilee and lower Galilee.
Upper Galilee had many mpountain ranges averaging around
4,000 feet. Lower Galilee had smaller hills of 1,000
feet. The very fertile Plain of Esdralon and Valley of
Megiddo was in Lower Galilee. The main cities in Galilee
mentioned in the Bible were Nazareth, Cana, Capernaum,
and far to the north was Caesarea Philippi.
Samaria had many rugged mountains of around 2500 feet.
The Biblical cities in Samaria were mainly Sebaste, and
Judea has a hill country and then lowers down to
Beersheba in the south about 1,000 feet above sea level.
The desert in the South is a plateau that rises about 500
feet above sea level, and is very barren. But the
mountains in this region had much water. The cities of
Judea mentioned in the Bible were mainly Jerusalem,
Bethany, Jericho, Bethlehem, Emmaus, and to the South was
Hebron and Masada.