In general regional terms, the northern portion of Babylonia, as opposed to the southern portion, called Sumer. In a more specific way, the term Akkad (or Agade)is used to designate the local homeland and home city of the great Akkadian conqueror Sargon of Akkad, or Sargon the Great, born circa 2370 b.c., who created the first great Mesopotamian empire. To the frustration of archaeologists, the location of the city of Akkad has not yet been determined. Some scholars propose that it might lie somewhere near modern Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. The city fell, along with the empire, in about 2200 b.c.

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  • AKKAD — (Heb. אַכַּד), one of the capital cities of nimrod in Shinar (Sumer), according to the table of nations (Gen. 10:9–10). In the cuneiform sources, Akkad (Sumerian Agade or Aggide) refers to both a city and a country in northern Babylonia which… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Akkad — [ak′ad΄, äk′äd΄] 1. ancient region in N Babylonia (fl. c. 2300 2100 B.C. ) 2. its chief city, for a time the capital of Babylonia …   English World dictionary

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  • Akkad — I Ạkkad,   Ạkkade, ehemalige altorientalische Stadt in der Nähe von Babylon, genaue Lage unbekannt, wurde um 2235 v. Chr. von Sargon, dem Begründer der Akkad Dynastie, als Hauptstadt des ersten semitischen Großreichs auf mesopotamischem Boden… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • AKKAD — (also read AGADE)    1. As a toponym, this refers to the yet undiscovered city in northern Babylonia, said to have been founded by Sargon of Akkad, who made it the capital of the Akkadian Dynasty. The city’s rise and downfall were the subject of… …   Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia

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