Iraq in the Bible: You May be Surprised!
by Steve Ray on March 21, 2021
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, Chaldean, 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. Here’s why:
*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.* Jonah preached in Nineveh, which is in Iraq.
*7.* Assyria which is in Iraq conquered the ten tribes of Israel.
*8.* Amos cried out in Iraq!
*9.* Babylon which is in Iraq destroyed Jerusalem.
*10.* Daniel was in the lion’s den in Iraq!
*11.* The 3 Hebrew children were in the fire in Iraq.
*12.* Belshazzar, the King of Babylon saw the “writing on the wall” in Iraq.
*13.* Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, carried the Jews captive into Iraq.
*14.* Ezekiel preached in Iraq.
*17.* The wise men may have been from Iraq.
*18.* Babylon is used as a code word for Rome
*19.* The “Empire of Man” described in Revelation is called Babylon which was a city in Iraq!