first mention of Damascus is this verse:
"And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus."
total verse gematria = 2391
Strong's 2391 greek = Jared (Descend)
I've theorized that the Resurrection/Rapture event happens at the same time as the Destruction of Damascus has foretold in Isaiah 17:1
Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles is converted on the road to Damascus. He is going to Damascus to arrest Christians.
that account is found in:
"And as he (Saul/Paul) journeyed he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:"
I'm wondering if the End of the Gentile Age occurs in like manner. That a sudden bright light over Damascus signals the End, as it seems to have signaled the beginning. I understand that Peter opens the gospel door to the Gentiles after seeing a vision of the sheet and the animals. still, Paul was the leader God appointed to the Gentiles, and main author of the New Testament letters.
the sudden bright light at the End may be the Destruction of Damascus.
that's a theory, of course.