10:11 Asshur. Asshur, a son of Shem, had evidently founded a settlement, but Nimrod “went forth into Asshur” (better rendering of “out of that land went forth Assur”), extending his empire and establishing also what would later become the Assyrian empire.
10:11 Nineveh. Nineveh, the capital city of the Assyrians, was named after “Ninus,” evidently another name for Nimrod. Although both Babylonia and Assyria were later conquered by Semites, the Hamite Nimrod was their founder and first king. Nineveh was two hundred miles north of Babylon, on the Tigris River.
10:11 Rehoboth. Rehoboth and Resen have not yet been identified.