Where is Damascus?


A prophecy against Damascus:
“See, Damascus will no longer be a city
    
but will become a heap of ruins. Isaiah 17:1
Damascus is the capitol of Syria, a nation bordering on the northeast of Israel.  It was called the City of Jasmine but today, after recent wars, its beauty and population have decreased.  Damascus is mentioned over 50 times in the Bible, both Old and New Testament, as early as Genesis.  Paul visited there many times in the book of Acts.