Homeland of
Biblical and Jaredite Events

By George Potter and Timothy Sedor
Ancient America Foundation

Test your knowledge of how important Iraq is
to the understanding of our religion's context.
Did you know:

Mesopotamia, which is now Iraq, was the cradle of civilization.

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.

Amos cried out in Iraq.

Babylon, which is in Iraq, destroyed Jerusalem.

Daniel was in the lion's den in Iraq.

The three Hebrew children were in the fire in Iraq (Jesus had been in Iraq also as the fourth person in the fiery furnace)

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.

Peter preached in Iraq.

Much of the Torah was written in Iraq by the Baghdad Jews.

The "Empire of Man" described in Revelation is called Babylon, which was a city in Iraq.

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, 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.”

The Jaredites started their journey in the valley of Nimrod, which is in Iraq.

Finally, there are Iraqi members of the LDS Church living in Iraq today.

(edited by David Van Alstyne)

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