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Hitchcock's Bible Names DictionaryAccad
Smith's Bible DictionaryAccad
one of the cities in the land of Shinar. (Genesis 10:10) Its position is quite uncertain.
ATS Bible DictionaryAccad
One of the four cities built in the plain of Shinar by Nimrod, founder of the Assyrian empire, Genesis 10:10. Its site is identified by some travellers with ruins, which lie from six to nine miles west of Bagdad. There is here a ruinous structure called Tell-i-nimrood, Hill of Nimrod, consisting of a mass of brickwork 400 feet in circumference at the base, and 125 feet high, standing on a mound of rubbish. Most recently, Col. Raw claims that the site of Accad was at a place now called Niffer, amid the marshes of Southern Babylonia.
Easton's Bible DictionaryThe high land or mountains, a city in the land of Shinar. It has been identified with the mounds of Akker Kuf, some 50 miles to the north of Babylon; but this is doubtful. It was one of the cities of Nimrod's kingdom (Genesis 10:10). It stood close to the Euphrates, opposite Sippara. (see SEPHARVAIM.)
It is also the name of the country of which this city was the capital, namely, northern or upper Babylonia. The Accadians who came from the "mountains of the east," where the ark rested, attained to a high degree of civilization. In the Babylonian inscriptions they are called "the black heads" and "the black faces," in contrast to "the white race" of Semitic descent. They invented the form of writing in pictorial hieroglyphics, and also the cuneiform system, in which they wrote many books partly on papyrus and partly on clay. The Semitic Babylonians ("the white race"), or, as some scholars think, first the Cushites, and afterwards, as a second immigration, the Semites, invaded and conquered this country; and then the Accadian language ceased to be a spoken language, although for the sake of its literary treasures it continued to be studied by the educated classes of Babylonia. A large portion of the Ninevite tablets brought to light by Oriental research consists of interlinear or parallel translations from Accadian into Assyrian; and thus that long-forgotten language has been recovered by scholars. It belongs to the class of languages called agglutinative, common to the Tauranian race; i.e., it consists of words "glued together," without declension of conjugation. These tablets in a remarkable manner illustrate ancient history. Among other notable records, they contain an account of the Creation which closely resembles that given in the book of Genesis, of the Sabbath as a day of rest, and of the Deluge and its cause. (see BABYLON; CHALDEA.)
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaACCAD; ACCADIANS
ak'-ad, ak-a'-di-ans. See BABYLONIA.
Strong's Hebrew390. Akkad -- the name of a city in N. Bab.
... Akkad. 391 . the name of a city in N. Bab. Transliteration: Akkad Phonetic Spelling:
(ak-kad') Short Definition: Accad. ... NASB Word Usage Accad (1). Accad. ...
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ThesaurusAccad (1 Occurrence)
... (see BABYLON; CHALDEA.). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ACCAD; ACCADIANS.
ak'-ad, ak-a'-di-ans. See BABYLONIA. Multi-Version Concordance Accad (1 Occurrence) ...
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Babylonia (17 Occurrences)
Nimrod (4 Occurrences)
Belshazzar (8 Occurrences)
Sargon (1 Occurrence)
Calneh (2 Occurrences)
Shinar (8 Occurrences)
Erech (2 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceAccad (1 Occurrence)
Genesis 10:10 The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
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