Statement of Faith | Tell a Friend about Us | Color Scheme:    
Friday, February 22, 2019

Join Now!  |  Login
  Our Sponsors

• Try SwordSearcher Bible Software Today

• Hunting for choral music have you frustrated?

• Learn Greek, Aramaic, Biblical or Modern Hebrew online

• Join a different kind of "Christian Book Club!" Click to find out how!

  Study Resources

• Interlinear Bible

• Parallel Bible

• Daily Reading Plan

• Devotionals

• Commentaries

• Concordances

• Dictionaries

• Encyclopedias

• Lexicons

• History

• Sermon Essentials

• Audio Resources

• Religious Artwork

  SL Forums

• Apologetic Forum

• Christian Living

• Ministry Forum

• Evangelism Forum

• Passage Forum

• Help Forum

  Other Resources

• Advertise with SL

• FREE Resources

• Information

• Set Preferences

• Font Resources

• Contacting SL



Holman Bible Dictionary

Start Your Search
Choose a letter from below
to display alphabetical list:

    Printer friendly version
Additional Resources
• Nave's Topical Bible
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
• Hitchcock's Bible Names
• Smith's Bible Dictionary
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Greek - Mesopotamia
Hebrew - Mesopotamia

(mihss uh puh tay' mih uh) Strictly speaking, Mesopotamia (from the Greek “between the rivers”) is the designation of the area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Mesopotamia applies more generally to the entire Tigris-Euphrates valley. At times in antiquity the culture of Mesopotamia dominated an even larger area, spreading east into Elam and Media, north into Asia Minor, and following the fertile cresent into Canaan and Egypt.

The Scriptures witness to a long history of contacts between the Hebrew people and the people of Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia was the homeland of the patriarchs (Genesis 11:31-12:4; Genesis 24:10; Genesis 28:6). A Mesopotamian king subdued Israel for a time during the period of the judges (Judges 3:8). Mesopotamia supplied mercenary chariots and cavalry for the Ammonites' war with David (1 Chronicles 19:6; superscription of Psalms 60:1). Both the Northern Kingdom of Israel (2 Kings 15:29; 1 Chronicles 5:26) and the Southern Kingdom of Judah (2 Kings 24:14-16; 2 Chronicles 36:20; Ezra 2:1) went into Exile in Mesopotamia.

Copyright Statement
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'MESOPOTAMIA'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1991.


Dead links, typos, or HTML errors should be sent to
Suggestions about making this resource more useful should be sent to

   Powered by LightSpeed Technology

Copyright © 2001-2019,