What does Iran mean in the Bible?


1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Iran
Theocatic republic and former monarchy of southwestern Asia. It is thought that Christianity was preached in this region in the 1century; the spread of the Faith, mainly through missionaries from Syria, was usually encouraged or tolerated until the 3century, when the Sassanian dynasty revived Zoroastrianism as the state religion of their large empire. When Christianity was adopted by Constantine and invoked on behalf of the Roman Empire, in 312, the many thousand Christians within the rival Persian Empire who were still under the ecclesiastical authority of Antioch, were regarded with increasing suspicion of political disloyalty. They were severely persecuted, but their numbers continued to grow. The writings of Aphraates, a Christian Persian noble, remain as important evidence of the beliefs of this period. Schools and libraries at Nisibis (modern Nisibin) and Edessa (Urfa) were founded by Saint James, Bishop of Nisibis, and his pupil, Saint Ephraem, and were famous centers of Syriac culture. In the 5th century many Nestorian Christians immigrated to Persia. The whole Church in Persia became Nestorian, and it continued to flourish as such for a few centuries after the Arab conquest and the adoption of Islam by the majority of Persians. There were many monasteries, and Nestorian missionaries were sent to India, China, and Mongolia. In the 17th century colonies of Armenians and Georgians settled in Persia, and at various times since then there have been other immigrations of Christians. Those successors of the ancient Nestorians who have come into union with Rome, form the Chaldean Church. In 1935 the name of the land was changed to Iran. In 1979 the ruling monarch was overthrown and conservative Islamic clerics took power. There are perhaps 10,000 Roman Catholics in the country.
Ecclesiastically the country is governed by the archdiocese of
Ahwaz (Chaldean)
Ispahan (Roman)
Teheran (Chaldean)
Urmya (Chaldean)
and the dioceses or eparchies of
Ispahan (Armenian)
Salmas (Chaldean)
See also
World Fact Book
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Peacock Throne - A famous throne formerly of the kings of Delhi, India, but since 1739, when it was carried off by Nadir Shah, held by the shahs of Persia (later Iran); - so called from its bearing a fully expanded peacock's tail done in gems
Mitanni - , located in what is now the northern parts of Turkey and Iran
Susa - The territory is now in the modern Iran
Parthians - They came from northern Iran, and their language or dialect greatly affected the cultivated speech of the empire, which was known as Pahlavi during their régime
Parthians - (pahr' thih uhnss) Tribal people who migrated from Central Asia into what is now Iran
Shushan - ” City in southwestern Iran which served as the ancient capital of the nation Elam
Achmetha - (ach' mee thuh); or ECBATANA (NAS, NIV, RSV, TEV) The capital of the ancient Median empire, located in the Zagros Mountains in western Iran, on two major roads that lead from the south and west to the city of Tehran
Bronze - Possible sources include Syria, northeastern Iran, and Armenia, all of which have adequate supplies of both copper and tin ores
Chaldea - Today Chaldea lies in the country of Iraq, very close to its border with Iran, and touching upon the head of the Persian Gulf
General Association of the Presbyterian Church in - Over the years foreign missionary work has been carried on in Africa, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Syria, Thailand, Venezuela, and the Philippines
Elam - The region of Elam is on the western edge of ancient Persia, modern Iran. All of western Iran was theirs
Iran - In 1935 the name of the land was changed to Iran
Ararat - Modern Turkey, Iran, and Soviet Armenia occupy parts of the ancient land area of Urartu
Medes, Media - The Medes were the first of the Iranian immigrants to form a settled government on the borders of the old Semitic realm. Meanwhile the southern immigration from eastern Iran had settled to the east of the Persian Gulf and founded the Persian community. 550), who henceforth held the hegemony of the Iranian race. ...
Among the Semitic peoples, however, the name of the Medes continued long to be more familiar than that of the Persians, partly by reason of their greater antiquity, and partly because the Medes formed the principal portion of the Iranian population
Medes, me'Dia - Media lay northwest of Persia proper, south and southwest of the Caspian Sea, east of Armenia and Assyria, west and northwest of the great salt desert of Iran
Mari - By about 1800, no fewer than four trading routes converged on the city; the city's geographical and commercial horizons stretched from Iran in the east to the Mediterranean and Aegean in the west, including Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, and the Arabian desert
Persia - (puhr' shuh) As a nation, Persia corresponds to the modern state of Iran
Magi - ...
Its pre-historic basis was a relatively pure Nature-worship, followed by the common ancestors of the Aryans in India and Persia, and still visible to us in the numerous elements which appear in both Veda and Avesta the most sacred books of India and Iran respectively. To Iranian tribes holding this faith came in the 7th cent
Macedonia - Its military strength and the wealth established by Philip II enabled his son Alexander to defeat the Persian Empire and to conquer the entire realm from the eastern Mediterranean to the Indus River (including today's Turkey, Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Iran, and parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan)
Plants in the Bible - Galbanum , a very strong-smelling resin burnt as incense (Exodus 30:34 ), was obtained from the stem of Ferula galbaniflua , a relative of parsley growing on dry hills in Iran. It is extruded from cut roots of a spiny undershrub (Astragalus tragacanth ) grown on dry Iranian hillsides
Universalism (2) - ’ They may reveal the missionary impulse (Zoroastrianism? see Jackson, Zoroaster the Prophet of Ancient Iran, 1899, p
Archaeology And Biblical Study - In addition, the biblical world included other regions such as Egypt, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, the Arabian Peninsula, and the large areas occupied by present-day Turkey, Iraq, and Iran