Now in the beginning, the Ancient of Days came forth unto the land of Ur in a mighty
vision, and he spoke unto a certain man named Enoch, saying: “Come, O son of man,
and attend your ear unto the words which I shall speak unto you. For I shall send
you forth among the sons and daughters of men.
Summary: In ancient Mesopotamia, the land of Ur is presumed to have been located
around the southwestern banks of the Euphrates river. According to scripture, the
land of Ur was north of the first city of Sumer, located in the land of Nod (B:6:15).
The prophet Enoch was called by the Ancient of Days to gather the righteous throughout
the land of Ur (c. 8,860 BCE). Enoch and his following eventually built a beautiful
city not far from the walls of Sumer (B:6:5-15).
“Fear not, Abraham, for I am come to call you forth from the land of Ur of the Chaldeans,
that you may be separated from among all the people of the land.
For I shall show you a land which is choice above all other lands, which land I shall
give you and your seed forever.