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7 Christianity facts mentioned in the Bible that are found in Modern Day Turkey | 7 Places Mentioned in the Bible found in Turkey


Turkey is a country found in both Asia and Europe, however, the bigger portion is found in Asia hence it is an Asian country. Its capital city is Ankara City and total population in Turkey is about 88 million people.
























There are some places or events that were recorded in the Bible which now can be traced to be found in this country and here is a list of seven of those Bible records;









1. Colossians, Ephesians and Galatians found in Turkey

In the Bible, Apostle Paul wrote several letters and epistles to people living in Ephesus, Colossae, and Galatia. These are the books in the Bible which came to be referred to as the Ephesians, Colossians and Galatians. All these communities are found in Turkey today.












2. Apostle Paul birth place is in Turkey

Apostle Paul in the Bible was born in the city of Tarsus which is presently found in Turkey. This is recorded in Acts 13:9.













3. Mount Ararat

Bible records that the famous Noah’s boat landed on a dry land in Mount Ararat. This mount Ararat is partly found in Turkey and Armenia which shares border with Turkey.















4. Haran City

The Father of Faith in the Bible is Abraham and it is written that he lived in Haran. Haran is a city whose ruins can now be found in Turkey. While he was in Haran, that is where he received a call from God.















5. Gog and Magog

This was a prophecy by Ezekiel against Gog which was a person or rather a ruler in the land of Magog. These were referring to the land of Turkey. (Ezekiel 38, Revelation 20:8)













6. Seven churches in the book of Revelation

The Bible records that when John the Baptist was exiled in Patmos, he got a vision from Christ to write to the seven churches in Asian Minor. The Asian Minor by then is what is presently known as Turkey. These seven churches are Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.















7. Antioch City

In the city of Antioch, the first Christian church was built there. It is also the first place where the word ‘Christian’ was used. This great city is found in Turkey and is nowadays known as Antakya.









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