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Map of the Ancient Fertile Crescent
By 1000 B.C. the known world reached as far west as Europe. The major east-west trade routes were established along the Fertile Crescent. Abraham, the first Hebrew actually followed this route from ancient Ur in Mesopotamia, up and around the Fertile Crescent to Haran and down to the land of Canaan. When the armies of the east collided with the armies of the west it would happen somewhere along the Fertile Crescent.
The Bible Mentions a lot Concerning the "world"
- Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed
the earth and the world, even from everlasting to
everlasting, thou [art] God.