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The Significance of Iraq in the Bible
So much of the world is focused on what is happening right now in the Middle East–especially in Iraq. Does the Bible have anything to say about Iraq?
Yes, the Bible has a lot to say about Iraq and its impact on world events in the last days. In fact, the only city mentioned more times in the Bible than Babylon is Jerusalem.
The History Of Babylon Is Intertwined With That Of Israel.
1. The Garden of Eden was in Iraq (Genesis 2:10-14).
2. Adam and Eve were created in Iraq (Genesis 2: 10-14).
3. Satan made his first recorded appearance in Iraq (Genesis 3: 1).
4. Sin originated in Iraq (Genesis 3:1-6).
5. The first murder occurred in Iraq (Genesis 4:1-16).
6. Noah built the ark in Iraq (Genesis 6:1-24).
7. While living in Iraq, Nimrod, developed false religious systems that today circle the globe (Genesis 11:1-10).
8. The tower of Babel, which instigated the development of the many languages throughout the earth, was in Iraq (11:7-9).
9. The actual nation of Babylon, which destroyed Jerusalem and took many Jews into captivity in 603–586 BC is present day Iraq (Daniel 1:1-2).
10. The wise men were from Iraq (Matthew 2:1-2).
11. St. Peter most likely preached in Iraq (1 Peter 5:13).
12. Jonah preached to the lost people of Nineveh, that was located in Iraq (Jonah 1:1–4-11).
13. What started in Babylon (sin) will end in Babylon (destructive judgment).
Revelation 18:8-10: Therefore in one day her (Babylon’s) plagues will overtake her: death, mourning and famine. She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her. “When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her.
Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry: “‘Woe! Woe, O great city, O Babylon, city of power! In one hour your doom has come!’
According to biblical prophecy, Babylon is destroyed just before the return of Christ