Gen. 10: 1 – 14, I Chr 1: 10
Nimrod: Noah = > Ham = > Cush = > Nimrod (Great-grandson of Noah)
- Mighty Hunter before the Lord and began to be might in the earth I Chr. 1:10
- Built so many Cities and had Kingdoms (Was a King) and prominently the Tower of Babel. On top of the tower was to be an altar dedicated to the worship of the host of Heaven uniting all mankind in worshiping and serving the creature rather than the Creator (Romans 1:25).
- Proclaims himself as god and is worshipped with his goddess Semiramis (mother and wife) at his side
- Nimrod named the sun god and Semiramis named the moon goddess. Semiramis has appeared in various forms as Venus, Artemis, Diana, Ceres, Ashtaroth, in Egypt as queen of heaven, etc.
- Mother and son worship spread from Babylon and is now worldwide and commonly in Catholicism as Mary and Jesus
- Worshipped MANY gods
Bible Scholars interpreted “a mighty hunter before the Lord” (Heb. “in the face of the Lord“) as signifying “in opposition to the Lord”; Commentators have also connected the name Nimrod with a Hebrew word meaning ‘rebel’.
Of the three sons of Noah recorded in the Bible, Nimrod is made leader of the Hamites, while Joktan as leader of the Semites (Semitism), and Fenech as leader of the Japhethites, are also associated with the building of the Tower.
Josephus wrote that Nimrod persuaded the people not to ascribe glory and strength to God, but to believe that it was their own courage which procured their happiness. He also gradually changed the government into tyranny, seeing no other way of turning men from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence on his power. He also said he would be revenged on God, if He should have a mind to drown the world again; for that he would build a tower too high for the waters to reach. And that he would avenge himself on God for destroying their forefathers. Nimrod esteemed it a show of cowardice to submit to God. The building continued at a very fast pace until God came to confuse their language and not use flood to destroy them.
How is the character of Nimrod manifested in our day to day life?
The Nimrod story transcends the whole Bible. As a hunter (hunting men souls whereas the Lord enjoins us to be fishers of men), built so many cities, the beginning of which was Babel, Babylon as we will call it today, men of God are virtually worshipped as God these days, strange water spirits and all sorts are with us these days
Arabic literatures said Nimrod looked into the sky and saw a piece of Black cloth and a Crown. The piece of black cloth has now become the very symbol of Islam, (The Kaaba Black stone, ISIS and Boko Haram flags). Nimrod established fire worship and idolatry, then received instruction in divination for three years.
Nimrod figures in some very early versions of the history of Freemasonry (compare with Illuminati, having the symbol of a triangle with an eye in the middle), where he was said to have been one of the fraternity’s founders. According to the Encyclopedia of Freemasonry: The legend of the Craft in the Old Constitutions refers to Nimrod as one of the founders of Masonry.
About the 7th century, Catholics sought the help of the great Ishmaelites in the Middle East to use them to purge the Jews and Messianic believers from the holy land. The got Mohammed to lead them. Hence Islam was created with the goddess Ashteroth (The moon god named Allah, symbolized by the moon crest and star) to lead them.
Green and Black Colors today.
The green color is today prominent among flags of Islamic nations. The green was taught to come from the Muslim prophet Mohammed. Mohammed wore green cloth to battles believing the color brings good luck and legend says he was covered with green in death. The color green is most sacred among Satanists and it also denotes the color of the serpent in the Garden of Eden. The green color allows the serpent to stay in camouflage with the green leaves. He that readeth let him understand.
Moe importantly we look closely at Rev. 6:8 “I looked, and there was a pale green horse! Its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him. They were given authority over one-fourth of the earth to kill people using wars, famines, plagues, and wild animals of the earth” Islam has about 1.76 billion followers which is about a quarter of the world, bringing death by wars, famines, bombings, etc. Zach. 6:6b, says the grisled (mixed colored horses) go in the direction of the south country. About 95% of Islam adherents are in the south of the Middle East.
Nimrod saw the Black cloth and a Crown. Apart from the black stone of Kaaba which fell from Jupiter, Mohammed wrote “If you see the black banners coming from Khurasan go to them immediately even if you must crawl over ice, because among them is the Caliph, Al Mahdi” Khurasan is in the present day Afghanistan from where Bin Ladin a Saudi, began his “Death to the world message”. The big question to answer: Is the expected Mahi of Islam a reincarnation of Nimrod?
Other names for Nimrod
- Marduk, from which comes Mars
- Enki, god of wisdom, incantations and deep waters of the oceans
- Apsu, from which comes Poseidon
- Astalluhi, god of healing and exorcism, in Greek Aesculapeus
- Bel/Baal, same as moon god or Allah (encyclopedia of religions), which is lord or master
- Nabul/Nebo, known in Romans as Apollo, in Greek as Hermes
The form of Nimrod worship was continued by his wife Semiramis. She claimed that Nimrod had become the sun god. Semiramis conceived by adultery to give birth to an illegitimate son called Tammuz, who she declared was Nimrod reborn after he had been supernaturally conceived, claiming she has given birth to a saviour, she was thereafter and ever since worshipped as the mother of the saviour.
Born Abram in the Ur of the Chaldees.
Terah tenth in descent from Noah, begat Abram, Nahor and Haran.
Married Sarai, who was barren. Terah, Abram, Sarai and lot left the Ur of the Chaldees by the call of God for the land of Canaan, but settled in Haran where Terah died at age 205. Gen. 11:27-32. He was 75yrs old when he left Haran
- Patience even in the presence of spouse bareness
- Obedience to God, Ready to heed YHWH commandment to move, no cities and kingdoms
- Worshipped YHWH in the midst of idolatry and carried his family along
- Worshipped only ONE God
- Believed challenges are easily overcome by communications, Gen.13:8, prayers Gen. 18:24-32.
Nimrod and Abraham
Nimrod was devil incarnate, a form of anti-Christ. Abraham was a friend of God, a Priest, and Prophet. It is obvious quite a lot of religions evolved from Nimrod polytheism as different from the worship of Jehovah. These religions are in a “fight” of supremacy with the worship of the true God. It has always been a contest of darkness and light. Ultimately the bible speaks about Nimrod Mic. 5: 6
Although the Bible did not record any meeting between the two, Jewish traditions and writings show that both may have met at one time or the other. Jewish writers believe that Amraphel (Gen. 14.1), king of Shinar is actually Nimrod. Shinar or Babylon is in the present day Iraq, definitely the spirit of violence associated with Cain and ultimately in Nimrod is still in Iraq till today. Satan needed blood worship, so he prompted Cain to slay his brother. Bloodletting is associated with the Baalim (name of Nimrod) from where a major false religion developed. Gen. 4.16, Cain dwelt in the land of Nod, east of Eden, which is the present day Iran. These nations (Iraq and Iran) are affronts to Christianity. Num. 35: 33, blood defiles the land, hence God has to choose a new place for the righteous and Abraham has to leave the Ur of Chaldees to a new place that God alone will show.