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Capital city of Akkadian Empire. Also known as Akkad, Akkade, or Agade (in Sumerian). The seat of the predominant political entity in Mesopotamia in the late third millennium bc.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ACCAD (PLACE) [Heb ʾakkad (אַכַּד)]. One of the cities of Nimrod listed in the Table of Nations of the Yahwist (Gen 10:10). It is listed along with Babel and Erech (and possibly Calneh) in the land of Shinar. These cities are called the “rēʾšı̂t of his kingdom.” This Hebrew word can mean either “beginning” (cf.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Accad. One of the three cities (Babel, Erech, and Accad, rsv) in the plains between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers said to have been founded by Nimrod (Gn 10:10). “Akkadian” (from Accad) has become a general designation for the Semitic language of Mesopotamia from the days of Sargon (c. 2360 bc) through
Akkad, Akkadians. Ancient Semitic city and people in Mesopotamia. The Akkadians (akaddu) seem to have been one of several ethnic groups living in the area at a time when the Sumerians were beginning to drain the swamps of the Tigris-Euphrates delta to lay the foundations of their own brilliant culture.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Agade a-gäʹdā [Akk. a-ga-dé]; biblical ACCAD aʹkad [Heb. ’akkaḏ]; elsewhere AKKAD. A principal city of Babylonia (Gen. 10:10). It was founded by Sargon of Agade (Sargon I) as his capital when he defeated Lugal-zaggesi king of Uruk, ended the Sumerian domination, and established a Semite dynasty,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ACCAD* One of the three cities (Babel, Erech, and Accad, rsv) in the plains between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers said to have been founded by Nimrod (Gn 10:10). “Akkadian” (from Accad) has become a general designation for the Semitic language of Mesopotamia from the days of Sargon (c. 2360 bc) through
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ACCAD. Spelled Accad in English Bibles (KJV, ASV, RSV), it is in Heb. ’akkad (Gen 10:10). The city of this name (in modern historical literature commonly spelled Akkad) was located in lower Mesopotamia not far S of present day Bagdad and a bit N of ancient Babylon. In certain early tablets the spelling
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ACCAD, AKKAD. One of the major cities, with Babylon and Erech, founded by Nimrod (Gn. 10:10). It bore the Semitic name of Akkadu, Sumerian Agade. Its precise location near Sippar or Babylon is uncertain, though some identify it with the ruins of Tell Šešubār or even Babylon itself.Inscriptions show
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Accad (Heb. ʾakkaḏ; Akk. a-ga-dé) (also AKKAD)A city in northern Babylonia listed with Babel and Erech as a part of Nimrod’s kingdom in the land of Shinar (Gen. 10:10); also called Agade, Akkad. Accad was founded as the capital city of the empire established by Sargon I (ca. 2330–2274 b.c.). The Akkadian
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
ACCAD A town in Shinar, or Mesopotamia, listed in the table of nations among the cities of the kingdom of Nimrod (Gen 10:10) and frequently mentioned in Babylonian inscriptions. It should probably be sought north of the city of Babylon, near Sippar. From the time of Sargon I it was the first capital