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Two great rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrates, flowed through Mesopotamia, a fertile region that in biblical times was part of the lands of Aram, Assyria, Babylon and Persia (Genesis 2:14-15; Daniel 10:4). The Tigris is rarely mentioned in the Bible, though it features as the river on which Assyria’s capital, Nineveh, was built (Nahum 2:6-8; cf. Nahum 3:8; see NINEVEH).

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Fleming, Don. Entry for 'Tigris'. Bridgeway Bible Dictionary. 2004.

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