Gen 10:8-12

8Cush became the father of Nimrod; he was the first on earth to become a mighty warrior.9He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the Lord.”10The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, and Accad, all of them in the land of Shinar.11From that land he went into Assyria, and built Nineveh, Rehoboth-ir, Calah, and12Resen between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city.