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Nimrod thought to be Sargon

Discussion in 'Creation vs. Evolution' started by church mouse guy, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy Well-Known Member
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    In the movie Is Genesis History? Doug Petrovich, Archeologist at Oriental Institute Museum at the University of Chicago, comments on the location of Babel (he thinks that it was at Eridu). So I begin reading about Dr. Petrovich on the internet and found his compelling paper that Nimrod is Sargon. He lists five reasons for his conclusion:

    The fourth and final step in the task was to present the case for Sargon of Akkad as the proper candidate for Nimrod. The evidence for this connection consists of five arguments that were presented and supported: (1) Sargon’s geographical origin of Kish may be associated with Nimrod’s genealogical origin of Cush. (2) Both Sargon and Nimrod were credited with bringing Akkad into prominence. (3) Both Sargon and Nimrod were involved in initial building projects in Assyria. (4) Both Sargon and Nimrod had a lasting influence related to Assyria. (5) Both Sargon and Nimrod were legendary for their military exploits and brutality. The detailed evidence presented for each of these arguments leads the objective student of the Bible and ANE history to the inescapable conclusion that Sargon is not only the best candidate for historical Nimrod, but the proper candidate. The biography of Sargon of Akkad, recently illuminated by the discovery and publication of inscriptional and material cultural evidence provided by epigraphy and archaeology, matches that of Nimrod perfectly. The divine and human authors of the Bible, knowing that Israel soon would be a monarchy, provided this vivid picture of how far a king or kingdom could stray from God if given over to the lust for power.



    Oriental Institute photograph of the remains of the ziggurat at Eridu, thought to be the tower of Babel. For a slideshow of sixteen photographs of the Eridu ziggurat, click here.

    Archaeological Site Photographs: Mesopotamia: Eridu | The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago