Nimrod (Nim´rod)

An ancient Mesopotamian king and conqueror mentioned in (Gen 10:8-12 1Chr 1:10 and Mic 5:6, Heb 5:5). In the latter passage, the “land of Nimrod” is a poetic term for Assyria. Nimrod is called the son of Cush.

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 Nim ... View more

1Chr 1:10

10Cush became the father of Nimrod; he was the first to be a mighty one on the earth.

Mic 5:6

6They shall rule the land of Assyria with the sword,
and the land of Nimrod with the drawn sword;
they shall rescue us from the Assyrians
if they come into our ... View more

Heb 5:5

5So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him,
“You are my Son,
today I have begotten you”;

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