Area of the Tigris–Euphrates river system
- "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."
- —Book in the Restricted Section.[src]
Mesopotamia (or Meſopotamia) is a toponym for the area of the Tigris–Euphrates 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.
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.
Behind the scenes
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the shrieking book, in which Abraham is mentioned, appears to be a copy of The Works of the Most Reverend Dr. John Tillotson.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (Mentioned on book only)