IranIran (ihr-ahnʹ), the modern name for the territory of biblical Media or Persia, extending from the Zagros mountains east to Baluchistan and from the Caspian Sea south to the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean.
IranIranThe Middle Eastern nation of Iran was once the heartland of the ancient Persian Empire. About 2,500 years ago the empire extended from the Indus Valley, in what is now Pakistan, to the Nile River and parts of present-day Libya in northern Africa. The state was popularly
Iran, IraqTerritories east of the late Roman Prefecture of the East. Under the Parthian dynasty (247 b.c.–a.d. 224), Christian communities probably existed in early 2nd-c. Mesopotamia (modern Iraq; see map 10, K7). There is extensive literary evidence of Christians on both Iraqi and Iranian soil by