The Merriam-Webster Dictionary Says:

Damascus is the capital of Syria. Located at an oasis at the base of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains, it has been an important population centre since antiquity. Believed to be among the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities, it has evidence of occupation from the 4th millennium BCE. The first written reference to it is found in Egyptian tablets of the 15th century BCE; biblical sources refer to it as the capital of the Aramaeans,  The city changed hands repeatedly over the centuries, belonging to Assyria in the 8th century BCE, then Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome. It remained under the control of Rome and its successor state, the Byzantine Empire, until it fell to the Arabs in CE 635. Damascus flourished as the capital of the Umayyad dynasty, and the remains of their Great Mosque still stand. Taken by the Ottoman Empire in 1516, it remained under Ottoman rule until 1918; it was occupied by France in 1920 and became part of independent Syria in 1946. Today the city is a flourishing metropolis with many educational and scientific institutions.

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Hi I was raised knowing God and I got tired of seeing the down falls of people in church and blamed it on God. I turned my back on him for 16 years, He never turned his back on me He took me through so many trials and through these trials I have learned that the things that I disliked about church had nothing to do with God. He has now put on my heart to share the love and healing that you get through Jesus Christ. I will use examples of how much He loves us through what He has walked me and my family through. So lets take a RIDE!

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