Nations Mentioned in the Old Testament

Isaiah 49:6 - And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.  

List of Gentile Nations Named in the Old Testament. This chart contains a long list of the gentile "heathen" nations that are mentioned in Old Testament times. Click on the Bible verse to read the background information.

List of Gentile Nations in the Old Testament
Gentile Nations Bible Verses
Arabia Isaiah 21; Jeremiah 25; 1 Kings 10
Aram Genesis 10; Numbers 23
Ararat Jeremiah 51
Armenia Isaiah 37
Arvad Ezekiel 27
Asshur Ezekiel 27, 32; Hosea 14
Assyria Isaiah 7
Buz Jeremiah 25
Chaldea Jeremiah 50, 51; Ezekiel 16, 23
Chittim Isaiah 23; Jeremiah 2; Ezekiel 27; Daniel 11
Cush Isaiah 11
Dumah Isaiah 21; Genesis 25
Dedan Isaiah 21; Ezekiel 27, 38
Edom Isaiah 11, 34; Jeremiah 25, 49
Egypt 2 Kings 17:4; Psalm 46:7Psalm 81, Etc.
Elam Isaiah 11, 21, 22; Jeremiah 25, 49
Ethiopia Isaiah 18, 20, 43, 45; Ezekiel 30; Nahum 3
Grecia Daniel 8, 10, 11; Joel  3
Isles of the Gentiles Zephaniah 2
Isles of Elisha Ezekiel 27
Kedar Isaiah 21, 42, 60; Jeremiah 2; Ezekiel 27Songs 1
Libya Ezekiel 30, 38
Lud Isaiah 66Ezekiel 27
Lydia Ezekiel 30
Madai Genesis 10
Magog Ezekiel 38, 39
Medes Isaiah 13; Jeremiah 25, 51; Daniel 5, 6, 9, 11
Media Isaiah 21; Daniel 8; 2 Kings 17
Mesech Ezekiel 27, 32, 38, 39
Mesopotamia Genesis 24
Minni Jeremiah 51
Mizraim Genesis 10
Nebaioth Genesis 25; Isaiah 60; 1 Chronicles 1
Ophir Isaiah 13
Padan Aram Genesis 25
Palestine Joel  3
Pathros Isaiah 11; Jeremiah 44; Ezekiel 29, 30
Persia Ezekiel 27, 38; Daniel 8, 10, 11
Phut Ezekiel 27; Nahum 3
Raamah Ezekiel 27
Seba Psalm 72
Seir Isaiah 21
Sheba Isaiah 60; Jeremiah 6; Ezekiel 27, 38
Shinar Isaiah 11; Daniel 1; Zechariah 5
Sihor Isaiah 23; Jeremiah 2; Joshua 13
Susa Esther 1, 2
Tema Isaiah 21; Jeremiah 25; Hosea 12; Amos 1
Tarshish Isaiah 2, 23, 60, 66; Jeremiah 10; Ezekiel 27; Jonah 1
Togarmah Ezekiel 27, 38; Genesis 10; 1 Chronicles 1
Uz Jeremiah 25; Lamentations 4
The River Chebar Ezekiel 1
The River Euphrates Jeremiah 13, 46, 51
The Great Sea Numbers 34; Joshua 1, 9; Ezekiel 47
The River Hiddekel Genesis 2
Helbon Ezekiel 27
Nineveh Jonah 1
Noph Isaiah 19; Jeremiah 2, 44, 46; Ezekiel 30
Zoan Isaiah 19, 30; Ezekiel 30

Isaiah 60:16 - Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD [am] thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

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