A United Nations official reports that more than 30,000 people have left their homes in the wake of the latest round of air and ground attacks by the Syrian government. President Bashar al-Assad’s regime began the assault to recover Idlib and surrounding areas in northwest Syria, the only areas that remain under rebel control.
Syria has been in the news over the last several years. With the recent chemical attacks and bombing, curiosity over Syria and Bible Verses regarding this country has increased.
Syria is written about throughout the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. Its people trace their origins to Noah. So, what exactly can we learn about Syria and its people?
Have you ever wanted to know:
What land is Syria comprised of? What are other names for Syria found in the Bible? Were there famous Biblical figures who lived in or visited Syria? What prophecies are there regarding Damascus? Why is this country important in the Bible? And, who are the Biblical ancestors of the Syrian people?
These important questions we will delve into.
Here are 15 Things About Syria's People and History, as Found in the Bible:
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