Monday, January 7, 2008

Sargon of Akkad and Nimrod

My first post of the new year and it's not even about the New Testament. But, my question is: Could Nimrod, son of Cush, be Sargon of Akkad?

My reasons for asking:

1) Neither Nimrod nor Sargon are names, but titles.

2) The Bible records that Nimrod founded the city of Accad (אכר) and Sargon is from "Akkad". Nimrod also founded the city of Nineveh and there was a mask of Sargon found in Nineveh.

3) Sargon is the first empire builder in antiquity. Nimrod is credited with founding Erech (Unug or Uruk, the oldest city in antiquity).

Could these two be the same people?


mike said...

The answer's here, I'm sure:

Anonymous said...

And I thought this was a new testament student blog. I totally want my money back.

Josh McManaway said...

Anonymous - we're running a deal. Stay on with us for another month at the same rate and we'll throw in Tilling's blog, too. That's right - two blogs for the price of one. It's a January blow-out.

Anonymous said...

You should pay us to read Chris Tilling's blog!!!

Just kidding... ;-)