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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Iraq in the Holy Bible

Biblical Facts to Ponder: IRAQ
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1. The Garden of Eden was in 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 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. The three Hebrew children were in the fire in Iraq.
(Jesus had been in Iraq also as the fourth person in the Fiery furnace!)
14. Belshazzar, the King of Babylon saw the "writing on the wall" in Iraq.
15. Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, carried the Jews captive into Iraq.
16. Ezekiel preached in Iraq .
17. The wise men were from Iraq.
18. Peter preached in Iraq .
19. The "Empire of Man" described in Revelation is called Babylon , which was a city in Iraq!

And you have probably heard of this fact before:
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 for Iraq 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 and is a very significant country in the Bible. No other nation, except Israel has more history and prophecy associated it than Iraq .

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3 Comments:

  • Fascinating thought. Thanks for sharing.

    By Blogger Useless Man, at 9:59 AM  

  • Iteresting read. I never thought of it as Iraq or guess I cared that is was Iraq.

    Nice site though, interesting topics etc.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:46 AM  

  • You make an interesting point. Iraq does have a lot of bible mentions. For all we know the end of the world is coming.
    -Marc

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:49 PM  

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