An ancient city of Syria.
Damascus stands on a rich plain on the edge of the desert and is well watered by the river Barada. It is mentioned frequently in the scriptures (beginning with Gen. 15:2). Paul was on his way to Damascus when the resurrected Lord appeared to him (Acts 9:1–27; 22:5–16; 26:12–20; 2 Cor. 11:32–33).