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This name signifies 'midst of the rivers.' It is the district lying between the rivers Euphrates and the Upper Tigris, especially in the N.W. It is first mentioned as the abode of Nahor and his family. Isaac's wife came from thence, and Jacob served Laban there. Mention is made of but one king of Mesopotamia, Chushanrishathaim, who ruled over Israel — no doubt a part of them — for eight years. Judges 3:8-10 . Mesopotamia became absorbed in the great nations, belonging successively to the Assyrians, Medes and Persians, Greeks, and Romans, and then the Turks, it is now Iraq. Genesis 24:10 ; Deuteronomy 23:4 ; 1 Chronicles 19:6 ; Acts 2:9 ; Acts 7:2 . See ARAM-NAHARAIM.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Mesopotamia'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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