The country between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Nahor, a city of Mesopotamia, was Rebekah's home (Gen. 24:10); in the margin Mesopotamia is called "Aram-naharaim; that is, Aram of the two rivers." Aram is another word for Syria, and so we find Rebekah's brother Bethuel called the Syrian (Gen. 28:5). Mesopotamia is also mentioned in Judges 3:8 and Acts 2:9. In Acts 7:2 we read that Abram was living in Mesopotamia when God appeared to him and told him to leave his own land and his kindred and go to another country that would be shown him.
Meta. See ARAM-NAHARAIM.
The state of consciousness that Mesopotamia represents lies close to the spiritual, at least close enough to be open to the divine urge for higher light and attainment. Otherwise it could not have been the home of Rebekah and her brother, nor of Abraham at the time that he received from God the revelation directing him to come out from his people into another country (to enter into a higher and more spiritual phase of consciousness) that he might possess his divine inheritance.