Not mentioned in the Bible, the author suggests Gilgamesh is to be identified with Biblical Nimrod in Genesis 10:8-12.
Besides the stories of the Creation and Flood in the Bible, there ought to be similar stories on clay tablets found in the cultures near and around the true believers. Cush lived in the "land of Shinar," which most scholars consider to be Sumer.
In the post-Flood genealogical records of Genesis 10, we note that the sons of Ham were: Cush, Mizraim, Put and Canaan. The sons of Shem -- the Semites -- were also mixed, to some extent, with the Sumerians.
" The centers of his kingdom were Babylon, Erech, Akkad and Calneh in Shinar. Found at Khorsabad, this eighth century BC stone relief is identified as Gilgamesh.
(Genesis 10:8-10) Many consider this to be a positive, complimentary testimony about Nimrod. The best-known of ancient Mesopotamian heroes, Gilgamesh was king of Uruk in southern Mesopotamia.
"Cush was the father of Nimrod, who grew to be a mighty warrior on the earth.
He was a might hunter before the LORD; that is why it is said, "Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD.
This system was to influence the Ancient Near East for over 3000 years.