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Iraq in the Bible

Here are some facts about Iraq that most people do not know. As you probably know, Israel is the nation most often mentioned in the Bible. But do you know which nation is second? It is Iraq! However, that is not the name that is used in the Bible. The names used in the Bible are Babylon, Land of Shinar, and Mesopotamia. The word Mesopotamia means between the two rivers, more exactly between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The name Iraq means country with deep roots.

Indeed Iraq is a country with deep roots that is a very significant country in the Bible. No other nation, except Israel, has more history and prophecy associated it than Iraq.

The following are some of the events recorded in the bible that took place in what is present day Iraq.

  1. The Garden of Eden is believed to have existed in what is now present day Iraq.

  2. Mesopotamia, which is now Iraq, was the cradle of civilization.

  3. Noah built the ark in Iraq.

  4. The Tower of Babel was in Iraq.

  5. Abraham was from Ur, which is in Southern Iraq.

  6. Isaac's wife Rebekah (Rebecca) is from Nahor, which is in Iraq.

  7. Jacob met Rachel in Iraq.

  8. Jonah preached in Nineveh - which is in Iraq.

  9. Assyria, which is in Iraq, conquered the ten tribes of Israel.

  10. Amos cried out in Iraq.

  11. Babylon, which is in Iraq, destroyed Jerusalem.

  12. Daniel was in the lion's den in Iraq.

  13. Belshazzar, the King of Babylon saw the "writing on the wall" in Iraq.

  14. Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, carried the Jews captive into Iraq.

  15. Ezekiel preached in Iraq.

  16. The wise men were from Iraq.

  17. Peter preached in Iraq.

  18. The "Empire of Man" described in Revelations is called Babylon, which was a city in Iraq.


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