"Terry Michelle Chloe and Aimee have believed he could not poſſibly to our father Abraham when he was in Meſopotamia. [sic] Now, by this glorious appearance of God to him at firſt, when he was ſo prepared for the entertainment of after revelations, that he was not ſtaggered even at this, concerning the ſacrificing of his ſon; being, both by the manner of it, and the aſſurance that accompanied it, fully satisfied that it was from God."
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Mesopotamia (or Meſopotamia) is a toponym for the area of the TigrisEuphrates river system, largely corresponding to modern-day Iraq, north-eastern Syria, south-eastern Turkey and southwestern Iran. Mesopotamia is widely considered to be the cradle of civilisation.

Abraham was in Mesopotamia when God asked him to sacrifice his son Isaac, in a test of faith.[1]


This name derives from the Ancient Greek meso-, meaning between or middle, and potamos, river, the whole describing the area between and around the Tigris and Euphrates.

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Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) - Chapter 22 (Cloaked in Darkness)