Search this Website
Blogger Tips And Tricks|Latest Tips For BloggersFree BacklinksBlogger Tips And Tricks

The Name Kish

Why is the name Kish used in the Book of Ether?  
The word, and/or, the name "Kish" was commonly used in ancient Mesopotamia, and that is the location where the Jaredites orginality came from.

"And Lib was the son of Kish.  And Kish was the son of Corom." (Ether 1:18-19)

"And it came to pass that Corom...pass away, even like unto the rest of the earth; and Kish reigned in his stead.  And it came to pass that Kish passed away also, and Lib reigned in his stead."  (Ether 10:17- 18)

The name "Kish" is used in the King James Verson of the Bible seventeen times. (Kish)



Sumerian Kish

 << Map locating the Ancient City Kish

"The once-majestic city of Kish is today only ruins. It lies between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, about 8 miles (13 kilometers) east of the site of Babylon in what is now Iraq. Inscriptions in the ruins state that it was "the first city founded after the Flood." As the traditional first capital of the Sumerians, Kish was an early center of civilization (see Babylonia and Assyria).
In ancient times, the area was fertile. The Sumerians settled along a bend of the Euphrates River. They built a fortified city, more than 5 miles (8 kilometers) long and almost 2 miles (3 kilometers) wide. Until as late as the time of King Sargon I (about 2300 BC), Kish dominated the Near East. Then it declined because the Euphrates changed its course. Finally it was abandoned, and desert sand covered its ruins.
Archaeologists excavated the ruins between 1923 and 1933. Digging to virgin soil, 60 feet (18 meters) below the top of the mound, the expedition found remains of several cultures, from Neolithic times to the Christian Era. A band of alluvial soil about 40 feet (12 meters) below the surface indicated that Kish had been flooded in about 3200 BC. Many take this to be evidence of the great Biblical flood. Astounding also was the discovery, below the flood stratum, of a four-wheeled chariot, the earliest known wheeled vehicle. Other discoveries showing the highly developed Sumerian civilization were thick-walled temple towers, canals, and a library with some of the earliest known writing."
 (Sumerian Kish)


"Even today in Mesoamerica society, some Jaredite names, such as Shule (Xul), Com, and Kish, have survived the centuries, as they are names represented in the Maya cultures and in the stone engravings of Guatemala, Chiapas, and Yucatan."  (Exploring the lands of the Book of Mormon 2nd edition, by Joseph Lovell Allen & Black Joseph Allen)

Additional Information:

“Kish a personal name common to the Book of Mormon Jaredites and the Olmec culture of Mesoamerica and links to Jesus Christ- the Mesoamerican Messiah."  (Kish a Personal NameAncient American Foundation, by Bruce W. Warren