Countries Mentioned in the Bible

Name the modern day countries which are mentioned in the King James Bible, either by their current name, a previous name, or by references to regions or cities in that country.
Based on this source
France (Gaul) is mentioned in the Catholic Bible but not the Protestant Bible
Quiz by Hugh2000
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Last updated: November 30, 2021
First submittedAugust 10, 2020
Times taken13,709
Average score85.7%
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Country
A couple minor characters escaped into this mountainous region
Armenia
Titus traveled to Dalmatia, on this country's coast
Croatia
St. Paul sailed near this island
Cyprus
Moses led his people away from here
Egypt
The Gihon river, flowing from the Garden of Eden, encompasses
this entire country
Ethiopia
St. Paul wrote epistles to people in different cities here
Greece
The easternmost extent of the Persian Empire
India
Then known as Persia
Iran
Nineveh and Babylon were located here
Iraq
The Holy Land
Israel
Where St. Paul died
Italy
On the other side of the river from the Holy Land
Jordan
Known for its cedar trees
Lebanon
Mediterranean country home to the city of Cyrene
Libya
St. Paul shipwrecked here
Malta
Kings from here brought gold to Solomon
Saudi Arabia
Westernmost country mentioned in the Bible
Spain
Mentioned as the region of Cush (Kush)
Sudan
Isaiah promised that this country's capital would be a "ruinous heap".
The prophecy seemed to come true in the 2010s.
Syria
Several regions of this country are mentioned including Pontus, Galatia,
Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia
Turkey
The land of Sheba might have been located here
Yemen
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Level 81
Nov 30, 2021
very Nice quiz some of the clues make you think but it is too easy just being an open quiz. I would recommend you use the yellow box limit as I got many clues correct because I just guessed any country in the near or Middle East.
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Level 65
Feb 10, 2022
Yeah, I didn't even read the clues but just guessed a bunch of countries in the Middle East and the Mediterranean and got most of them. Also, alphabetical order makes it too easy.
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Level 77
Nov 30, 2021
In 'another country saint paul visited' Vatican city should be accepted
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Level 68
Nov 30, 2021
Or rather, there needs to be an additional question for this additional country.
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Level ∞
Nov 30, 2021
As far as I know, the Vatican is not mentioned in the Bible.
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Level 83
Dec 1, 2021
The Acts of Peter describes the crucifixion of Peter. Christian tradition holds that this took place in the square in front of St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. There are one or two other, extremely vague, references to his death in the Bible; no location is revealed.
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Level 81
Dec 1, 2021
That would be tradition lain on top of a book that isn't in the canonical Bible...
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Level 83
Feb 10, 2022
I wasn't trying to contradict QM. Just adding the only potential references to the Vatican that could be interpreted as such. Yes, one is non-canonical, two are very vague and require extra-Biblical knowledge to make the assumption that the Vatican is being referenced.
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Level 55
Feb 10, 2022
Paul's death is traditionally in what is now the Vatican. To say that it's 'not mentioned in the bible' is invalid, since the death of Paul, which is inherent in the question itself, isn't specifically mentioned in the Bible either. So yes, you're right.
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Level 80
Nov 30, 2021
Cool idea. Would add yellow boxes and/or non-alphabetical.
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Level 77
Nov 30, 2021
Ha, I hadn't noticed it was alphabetical. That would have made it much easier.
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Level 57
Dec 1, 2021
Easternmost part of Persian empire is today's Pakistan Not today's India
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Level ∞
Dec 1, 2021
In the bible, the empire is mentioned as stretching from Ethiopia to India.
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Level 30
Feb 10, 2022
it's mentioned in the longest verse of the bible (Esther 8:9)
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Level 70
Feb 10, 2022
It barely stretched into India it looks like. And it encompassed most of Pakistan. Obviously modern national boundaries didn't matter in Biblical times, so when they said it stretched into India, they probably just meant into Indian lands, not necessarily the entire region.
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Level 92
Dec 1, 2021
This quiz is pretty cool! Would love to see more of this
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Level 71
Dec 1, 2021
As I mention in "my version" of this quiz, Sri Lanka was also mentioned in the bible (just as likely that Ophir or Tharshish was Sri Lanka as Yemen being Yemen).
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Level 72
Feb 10, 2022
Is there really much doubt that Yemen is Yemen?
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Level 71
Feb 25, 2022
Can you read? I expressed the opposite of doubt that Yemen is Yemen.
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Level 87
Dec 1, 2021
I'm kind of confused about a river encompassing Ethiopia.
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Level 64
Feb 10, 2022
I mean, Biblical events and settings aren't really known for their realism...
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Level 71
Feb 10, 2022
Wonky Bible geography, it's nothing new.
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Level 61
Feb 10, 2022
I'm confused as well. The biblical region known as Ethiopia is not in the same area as the modern country. Maybe that has something to do with it.
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Level 82
Dec 1, 2021
Parts of the traditional Holy Land are not in Israel but in Palestine, for example, Bethlehem.
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Level 81
Dec 2, 2021
It might be worth making the clue for Greece a bit more specific - currently it would equally well apply to Turkey.
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Level 71
Dec 2, 2021
Got all except the first one without looking at the clues 👌
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Level 87
Feb 10, 2022
I did almost as good as that. I just guessed every country around the Middle East area until I got to about three left, then I started reading the clues :).
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Level 68
Feb 10, 2022
5 stars if you remove ABC order
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Level 55
Feb 10, 2022
Why the King James version? All translations have the same locales!!!! The RC Bible has extra locations, but not extra countries. You're going to say, Armenia, aren't you?
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Level 76
Feb 10, 2022
Acts 16 includes Paul's vision of a "Man from Macedonia"
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Level 61
Feb 10, 2022
That was part of Greece back then.
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Level 61
Feb 10, 2022
Romans 15:24 & 28 (KJV) mentions Spain, but only in the fact that Paul intended on visiting. Not sure if that justifies an inclusion or not. It probably at least deserves a mention in the caveat.
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Level 58
Feb 12, 2022
I wonder why France (Gaul) is absent from King James' Bible
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Level 61
Feb 12, 2022
Because it is absent from the original Bible so it isn't there to be translated into English.
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Level 61
May 13, 2022
There is no such thing as the original Bible as the Bible is a collection of different works. Do you mean it is not part of the Hebrew Bible?
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Level 58
May 7, 2022
I feel I kinda cheated, just typed every country on the possible region and got it very fast. :/
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Level 35
Jul 5, 2022
Pretty sure Macedonia is mentioned somewhere, though it could probably be different from present day FYROM
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Level 51
Jul 26, 2022
Alexander's Macedonia is in Greece, that's the reason Greece refused to recognize FYROM until they changed their name from Macedonia to North Macedonia.