Naram-Sin of Akkad and Nimrod

Published June 10, 2019 by amaic
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Sargon of Akkad and Nimrod

 

Part Two:

Naram-Sin of Akkad and Nimrod

 

by

Damien F. Mackey

 

“Now, Naram-Sin similarly sought to assert his human authority towards,

and even against, the gods”.

Historum.com

 

If Sargon of Akkad were the biblical Nimrod, as some think to have been the case, and, if Sargon and Naram-Sin were the same person – all of this tentatively suggested in Part One: https://www.academia.edu/39490686/Sargon_of_Akkad_and_Nimrod

then it must irresistibly follow that Naram-Sin and Nimrod were the same person.

 

That connection Naram-Sin = Nimrod has already been picked up on the Internet.

For instance, there is this contribution: “All of these lines of logic lead to the strong suggestion, that Naram-Sin was the basis for the biblical Nimrod”, at:

https://historum.com/threads/nimrod-naram-sin-king-of-akkad-2100-bc.21280/

 

historical Naram-Sin resembles biblical Nimrod

 

Nimrod is mythically remembered for seeking to assert human immunity to Divine demands, and reliance on local human authority:

Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God. He was the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah, a bold man, and of great strength of hand.

He persuaded them not to ascribe it to God, as if it were through his means they were happy, but to believe that it was their own courage which procured that happiness.

He also gradually changed the government into tyranny, seeing no other way of turning men from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence on his power.

He also said he would be revenged on God, if he should have a mind to drown the world again; for that he would build a tower too high for the waters to reach. And that he would avenge himself on God for destroying their forefathers (Josephus).

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Now, Naram-Sin similarly sought to assert his human authority towards, and even against, the gods. And, the historical Great Flood had happened c.3000 BC, during a regional climatic anomaly ([ame=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piora_Oscillation“]Wiki[/ame]). That Great Flood was widely attributed to Divine Displeasure, against Sumer. So, if Naram-Sin, as Nimrod, sensed a second, similar, regional climatic anomaly, then he might have tried to stave off social unrest, by asserting his personal power, against ‘the gods’. All of these lines of logic lead to the strong suggestion, that Naram-Sin was the basis for the biblical Nimrod.

 

And there is this one: https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/548242954609572205/

Naram sin is another name given to Nimrod which is mentioned in the book of Genesis (10:8)”.

 

And this one: https://forums.digitalpoint.com/threads/stele-of-naram-sin-king-depicted-as-a-living-god.2208768/

 

Naram-Sin was who? The Bible Genesis’s own Nimrod?

Naram-Sin was considered to be the king of the four corners of the universe. Not even his great grandfather Sargon could behold such a honor only referred to as king of Kish. This was because under Naram-Sin the Akkadian empire was at its peak.

Some say the bible itself depicts Naram-Sin as Nimrod son of Cush great grandson of Noah and king of shinar. Nimrod was depicted as a man of power in earth, and a mighty hunter. He was rebellious to god. Genesis said in the beginning of his kingdom were the towns of Babel, Akkad, and Calneh in land of shinar (Mesopotamia). ….

 

The Origin and Real Name of Nimrod

  1. G. H. Kraeling

The Origin and Real Name of Nimrod

  1. G. H. Kraeling
  1. Kraeling, in “The Origin and Real Name of Nimrod” (The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures, Vol. 38, no. 3, April, 1922) will go so far as to write that (p. 220): “… Naram-Sin’s son built E-igi-kalama, “the house of the eye of the lands”, as the place where Nimrod was to be worshiped …”.

Vol. 38, No. 3 (Apr., 1922), pp. 214-220

Vol. 38, No. 3 (Apr., 1922), pp. 214-220 (7 pages)

 

Further to all this, I have tentatively identified Naram-Sin as Narmer:

 

Narmer a Contemporary of Patriarch Abraham. Part Two: Narmer as Naram Sin.

https://www.academia.edu/9716223/Narmer_a_Contemporary_of_Patriarch_Abraham._Part_Two_Narmer_as_Naram_Sin

And, as noted below, David Rohl has linked “Narmer and Nimrod” (though it must be said that the linguistic correspondence in this case is far from ideal):

https://chriswerms.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/on-dinosaurs-chronologies-and-nimrod/

 

This is interesting, then, when we establish a link between Narmer and Nimrod. Most Ancient Days, a revisionist chronology site, links the two based on the Narmer plate. David Rohl makes the same comparison. Narmer also has no recorded genealogy, maybe because his parents were pre-Egyptian? ….

 

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