KISH

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‡KISH

Jaredite PN		King (Ether 1:18; 10:18)

The name Kish is known from several ancient Near Eastern sources: the biblical PN qīš (JAT), the Sumerian GN Kish, *Akkadian Kiššatu, name of a city in north-central 
Mesopotamia (RFS), and the city near *Ebla, giš (JAT). Nibley also notes that akish is the Egyptian-Hittite name for Cyprus (ABM, 238).

Reynolds, Commentary on the Book of Mormon, VI, 191, from Hebrew “bow” or “horn,” and p. 46, from Semitic, “straw, forage.”

Cf. Book of Mormon Kishkumen, Akish, Agosh