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Rich Biblical history of Iraq

Many of us know that Israel is the nation most often mentioned in the Bible. But not many know that there is another nation that is also often mentioned in the Bible – though second to Israel only. I am referring to Iraq. In other words, no other nation except Israel has more Biblical history and prophecy associated with it than Iraq. However, Iraq is not the name that is used in the Bible. The names used in the Bible are Babylon, Land of Shinar, and Mesopotamia -- The Garden of Eden was in Iraq; Adam and Eve were created in Iraq; Abraham came from Ur, which is a city in Southern Iraq; Jacob spent 20 years in Iraq and met Rachel there; and more. Read complete article at --

Hasmonean Fortress of Machaerus Unearthed

The fortress of Machaerus was built by Hasmonean king Alexander Yanai (104-78 BCE), probably in 90 BCE. Its high, rocky vantage point was difficult to access, and it was used to spot and alerted Jerusalem about invaders from the east. It was part of a warning system that included several Hasmonean citadels, in one another’s line of sight. See the pictures and read article at --