(Thanks to my Aunt Elaine for passing these on!)
Some interesting biblical things about Iraq:
The name Iraq means country with deep roots.
What we now call Iraq is referred to as Babylon, Land of Shinar, and Mesopotamia.
The word Mesopotamia means between the two rivers, more exactly between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
The Garden of Eden was in Iraq.
Mesopotamia, which is now Iraq, was the cradle of civilization!
Noah built the ark in Iraq.
The Tower of Babel was in Iraq.
Abraham was from Ur, which is in Southern Iraq!
Isaac’s wife Rebekah is from Nahor, which is in Iraq.
Jacob met Rachel in Iraq.
Jonah preached in Nineveh – which is in Iraq.
Assyria, which is in Iraq, conquered the ten tribes of Israel.
Babylon, which is in Iraq, destroyed Jerusalem.
Daniel was in the lion’s den in Iraq!
Belshazzar, the King of Babylon saw the "writing on the wall" in Iraq.
Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, carried the Jews captive into Iraq.
Ezekiel preached in Iraq.
The wise men were from Iraq.
Peter preached in Iraq.
The "Empire of Man" described in Revelation is called Babylon, which was
a city in Iraq!
This is a composite of some of the american soliders who have died in the current Iraq war. Thanks to my Aunt Elaine for passing it on.
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