Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Do you know?

  As I was going through my Journal alerts today, I ran across this at Krissy's place.  

IRAQ - VERY INTERESTING - DID YOU KNOW?
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. Isaac's wife Rebekah is from Nahor, which is in Iraq.
7. Jacob  met Rachel in Iraq.
8. Jonah preached in Nineveh - which is in Iraq.
9. Assyria, which is in Iraq, conquered  the ten tribes of Israel.
10. Amos  cried out in Iraq!
11.  Babylon, which is in Iraq, destroyed Jerusalem.
12.  Daniel was in the lion's den in Iraq!
13. The  three Hebrew children were in the fire in Iraq (Jesus had  been in Iraq also as the  fourth person in the fiery furnace!)
14. Belshazzar, the King of  Babylon saw the "writing on the wall" in Iraq.
15. Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, carried the Jews captive into  Iraq.
16.  Ezekiel preached in Iraq.
17. The  wise men were from Iraq.
18. Peter preached in Iraq.
19. The "Empire of Man" described in Revelation is called Babylon,which was a  city in Iraq!

And  you have probably seen this one. 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.  Indeed Iraq is a country  with deep roots and is a very significant country in the Bible.

No  other nation, except Israel, has more  history and prophecy associated it than Iraq.

And also... This is something to think about! Since America is typically representedby an eagle. 
Saddam should have read up on his Muslim passages...  (I'm sure he knew it, but in a different way)

The following verse is from the Koran, (the Islamic Bible) (Calling the Islamic religious book a Bible is a sacrilege in itself.... there is only one book called a Bible and it is for Christians and Muslims would be offended)

Koran (9:11) - For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken  a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the  Eagle would be felt throughout the  lands of Allah and lo, while some of the people trembled in despair still  more rejoiced; for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah; and  there was peace.  (1st-its Quran, not Koran.  2nd--I am looking through my Quran right now and do not see this verse in 9-11 or in 11-9 {most other countries write verse first, then Chapter... unlike America... same goes for writing the date--date, then month ;)} 

    Picture from Hometown   The Quran's chapters are called by name... like Chapter 2-Surat Al-Barqarah.... or 'The Cow'... so maybe I should ask for more info on this.  I have read the Quran through 3 times, and do not recall this story....  

And I'm wondering how many people are clueless about the region our country is fighting in.    This is Iraq, the second holiest place to ancient Christians on the planet.   

I'm angered almost outraged that even self-proclaimed religious persons never speak of the present day area, but always refer to them by their Biblical names...   

Who do I blame?   

Well, I blame the public education system for not teaching world history, ancient geography before college, and well.. just not teaching too much in general.  

I blame the religious community for being hypocritical when it comes to teaching these areas... everyone knows Babylon and Mesopotamia~ but does anyone say they're in present day Iraq.... No!  

And finally, I blame parents.  It's our job to teach our children not only the present, but the past as well.  If I've said it once, I'll say it a million times:  The only way to predict and truly see the future, is to know the past.  It's always a cycle in history......  

Maybe you guys have already deleted this by now, but for those who have stayed (thanks), world history teaches me so much about our own little country, I just had to vent a little.  

Suppose it was Israel who had committed the act on 9/11/01?  Would 'Christians' and 'Jews' allow us to freely bomb targets there, even if it might mean destroying the remains and artifacts, like the old wailing wall, in Jerusalem?  

Just something to make you think.....  

Thanks to Krissy and from Tricia (think she went private?), who sent it to her...... thanks for enlightening some, and triggering the memory for others..... namely me  :)  

Cat

6 comments:

djzgirl71 said...

It is a shame that most do not even know this.  I only know it because I was raised in the church.

Stacy

redbaranjj said...

Very interesting stuff!  Some I knew...but a lot I didn't.  It's actually very amazing...
*hugs*

thelovetrain said...

Iraq my nuts once, REALLY bad, as a child, when I slipped on a fence that I was attempting to walk. It was a total, no-hander. [:O]

Groovy book, for sure. [:)]

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ldebbiedeb7 said...

OOOH WHAT A GREAT ENTRY! THAMKS FOR THE INSIGHT AND THE MUSIC IS GREAT! D

quartrlyfecrysis said...

very insightful, i knew about Iraq...but didn't know about the Eagle reference.  very very interesting.  This is one of the things i love about you doll, your intensity in educating...not only yourself, but others.  thanks love!
xoxo~B

freedfromevil said...

This was very interesting.  Thanks for sharing it.