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Earth Travels (56:0)

Go to Babylon (Iraq) (56:1)

Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go [even] to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the Lord shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies. (Micah 4:10) (56:2) see

[Bahá'u'lláh spent 10 years as an exile in Iraq] (56:3)

Go from Fortress to River: (56:4)

[In] that day [also] he shall come even to thee from Assyria, and [from] the fortified cities, and from the fortress even to the river, and from sea to sea, and [from] mountain to mountain. (Micah 7:12) (56:5) see

[After 9 years within the Prison walls, of Akka, Bahá'u'lláh was at last permitted to leave the fortress and go out to the river in the Garden of Ridvan] (56:6)

Dwell in midst of Carmel: (56:7)

Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage, which dwell solitarily [in] the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed [in] Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old. (Micah 7:14) (56:8) see

It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the Lord, [and] the excellency of our God. (Isaiah 35:2) (56:9) see

[Bahá'u'lláh sometimes pitched His tent and dwelled on Mt. Carmel] (56:10)

Be taken from Prison/judged: (56:11)

He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. (Isaiah 53:8) (56:12) see

[Bahá'u'lláh was severely judged in the Prison of Akka where He spent 24 years as a Prisoner] (56:13)

Travel to Valley of Achor: (56:14)

And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the Valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought me. (Isaiah 65:10) (56:15) see

And I will give her vineyards from thence, and the Valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt. (Hosea 2:15) (56:16) see

[The Fortress of Akka is located in the Valley of Achor] (56:17)

Travel Mountain to Mountain: (56:18)

In that day also he shall come even to thee from Assyria, and from the fortified cities, and from the fortress even to the river, and from sea to sea, and from mountain to mountain. (Micah 7:12) (56:19) see

[Bahá'u'lláh Traveled from the Mountains of Sulamaniyah to Mount Carmel as a Prisoner and Exile] (56:20)

Travel Sea to Sea: (56:21)

In that day also he shall come even to thee from Assyria, and from the fortified cities, and from the fortress even to the river, and from sea to sea, and from mountain to mountain. (Micah 7:12) (56:22)

[Bahá'u'lláh crossed the Black Sea and the Mediteranian Sea on His forced exile] (56:23)

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