Ninevah

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  1. Walls

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    Does anyone know what Ninevah is today?
     
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    Iraq, or thereabouts, as far as I know.
     
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    Would it be all of Iraq or maybe a city like bagdad?
     
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    From what I was taught, Ninevah was a very large city for it's day, but not as large as the country of Iraq. It was located in the northern part of Iraq, somewhere near the border of Iran. It took a man three days walking to encircle it. Alexander the Great marched over it's remains, never knowing it's location underfoot because of it's total destruction.
     
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    "The ancient site of Nineveh is still part of a major city, now called Mosul, which is the second largest city in the republic of Iraq. The site of Nineveh is on the east bank of the Tigris just a few kilometers downstream from the foothills of the Kurdish mountains. The modern city of Mosul has spread over onto the west bank of the Tigris. This region is an obvious location for a major settlement. The surrounding countryside was and still is a rich agricultural area."

    Freedman, D. N. (1996, c1992). The Anchor Bible Dictionary (Vol. 4, Page 1118). New York: Doubleday.
     

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