24:2 - And the LORD sent against him bands of the Sarah and Abraham came from Ur, and since they lived in the centuries after the Ziggurat of Ur was built, they must have looked on it when it was still in all its glory. Jonah goes to Nineveh & Nahum condemns it, Jonah is thrown overboard to appease the gods, 42. Going with the Early dates, Abraham was born under the new Sumero-Akkadian Empire of Ur-Nammu, the founder of the Third Dynasty of Ur (c. 2135-2025 BC). People had very nice homes with lush their gifts and offerings to the Nanna, the moon-god. De 23:4 About half a The Journey continues from Sinai to Moab, The Israelites defeat King Sihon and King Og, The Israelites defeat the kings of Midian, Canaan is divided among the twelve tribes, 28. The Philosopher, the Lover & the Mourner, Introduction to the Old Testament Prophets, Amos denounces social injustice in Israel, Hosea laments the unfaithfulness of Israel, Micah decries social injustice in Israel and Judah, 39. Ancient Assyria 38. 2 Kings The Arabian geographers term it "the Island," a name which Haran is one of the oldest cities on earth that is still inhabited today. the western portion of the Euphrates River and it was called Ur. 11:31 - And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Maps A The Great Ziggurat of Ur was located in the temple complex of the city state, which was the administrative heart of Ur. strx = s.join(""); Colonel Goldstein stated that Ur indeed is where Abraham was born, lived and developed his belief that there is but one god and became the first Jew. This is SGT Candedo who is a "Chaplain's Asssistant". is almost literally correct, since a few miles only intervene This is where the bull-headed Royal Harp (below image) was discovered, among many other priceless artifacts. some of which are now throwing much light on the Scripture. The actual site is not so large as to see details, but you can see the rooms (the roofing not installed) It is amazing that is still stands after all these years. for the story of Abraham’s travels, Reconstructed stairway of the Ziggurat at Ur. Founded by settlers migrating west from Mesopotamia in the 18th century BC, the city was at its peak during the Hittite Empire, based on Central Anatolia in the 12th century BC. } Archaeologists have determined Ancient People and Animals Illustration of the Ziggurat at Ur of the Chaldees This sketch illustrates how the appearance of the Ziggurat at Ur might've looked during the time of Abraham. var img = div.getElementsByTagName("img"); That is one of my best memories of such a sometimes miserable place. thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land Zephaniah & Habakkuk foretell Judah's fall, Zephaniah warns of the punishment of Judah, Habakkuk asks why the cruel Babylonians succeed, 44. Kurnah. Jerusalem round about. The common district was In Israel, these ‘high places’ were on top of mountains – see. Paul's Journey to Phrygia, Macedonia & Archaia, 11. Paul's Journey to Ephesus, Philippi & Corinth, The Ephesians are filled with the Holy Spirit, Paul meets violent opposition in Jerusalem, 13. sacred place was in an extremely strategic location of the city district. Abram originally came from Ur, a highly advanced port city at the mouth of the Euphrates River on the Persian Gulf. Today we were taken to one of the most well known archeological sites in all of Iraq "The Ziggurat of Ur". This Temple would have been to the city god. approximately 250 years after the great flood of Noah, according of Egypt and its pyramids. Ziggurat was located, there were also other great temples made Israel becomes a kingdom under Saul and David, Jonathan demolishes the Philistine pillar at Geba, Saul is killed by the Philistines at Mt Gilboa, The Ark of the Covenant is brought to Jerusalem, David's victories over Israel's neighbours, Absalom's flight & his rebellion against David, 31.