Shem’s Son Arphaxad Founded Arpachiya Now Called Kirkuk & Chaldeans Begun by Arip-hurra Say Nuzi Tablets


The sons of Shem in Genesis 10 are mostly well known, founders of civilizations named Elam (Elamites), Ashur (Assyrians), Lud (Lydians), Aram (Aramaeans), and Arphaxad the least known, yet he founded Arpachiyah, now the site of Kirkuk, and the Nuzi Tablets reveal that Arop-hurra (Arphaxad) founded the Chaldeans (Kaldi), astrologers aligned with the Assyrians.