Biblical and Historical Sites

Seleucia

Seleucia

Seleucus I Nicator of Syria [who had been one of the generals of Alexander the Great] founded Seleucia Pieria in 301 B.C.E. as a port for his capital in Antioch.  The city became one of the “Syrian Tetrapolis,” designed to promote Hellenistic culture in Syria.  It was then an important political, military, and economic game piece in […]

Ur

Ur

Ur was a city in the region of Sumer, southern Mesopotamia, in what is modern-day Iraq. According to biblical tradition, the city is named after the man who founded the first settlement there, Ur, though this has been disputed. The city’s other biblical link is to the patriarch Abraham who left Ur to settle in […]

Scroll to Top