Mount Ararat and Babylon

Genesis 8 - Noah's Ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on Ararat's mountains.

Map of Mount Ararat and Ancient Mesopotamia
Mount Ararat and Babylon in Ancient Mesopotamia
Mount Ararat. This map shows the locations of Mount Ararat and Babylon in ancient Mesopotamia. The Bible mentions that the ark of Noah rested on the mountains of Ararat, not Mount Ararat in particular. There is no clear place where the Bible says that Noah and his family journeyed to after the Flood.

Babylon. The next event took place far down the Euphrates River at Babel, in the Land of Shinar. Babel was the ancient name of Babylon.

The Map Below Could Have Been the Route of Noah and His Sons

Map of Mount Ararat and the Land of Shinar
The Mountains of Ararat to Babel in the Land of Shinar

The Journey to Babel. The Bible is not clear about the details of the sons of Noah and where they went after the flood. They were obviously heading back where there former home was, and the route would have been along the Euphrates River since it led them to Babel in the Land of Shinar.  

Genesis 11:9 - Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. 

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