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Accad
       Accad.

       An ancient city in the land of Shinar and one of four towns which constituted the original kingdom of Nimrod (Gen. 10:10). It is also mentioned by Nebuchadnezzar called the First, who reigned at Babylon about 1150 B.C. (VE 56, 50). The name was extended to denote a district called the land of Accad. This district, at one period at least, embraced northern Babylonia, adjacent to Assyria, and included within its bounds the cities of Babylon and Cutha.