Nimrod Bible Study
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This is our Nimrod Bible study. The truth within this SON-derful
Nimrod Bible study will truly enhance your be-YOU-tiful Christian
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The Book of Genesis
Chapter 10 and 11
At this point in the Bible, many people get bored with reading it.
They suffer through a chapter or two and then figure they made a
valiant effort to read it through, but maybe they'll try again next
Let's review what has happened in the previous chapters a little bit
before we go on with this story. After the great flood and
Noah's Ark saving 8 souls, we have the earth being populated by the
descendants of Noah's three sons. They all speak the same language and
they're starting to spread out on the earth.
Then we read about Noah's son Ham starting some trouble, so to speak.
Well, it looks like trouble is running in the family, because Ham had a
grandson named Nimrod. Nimrod was a hunter. He was strong so people
followed him, and he started a kingdom called Babel.
Being the King of Babel, Nimrod and the people decided to build a city and
a tower that could reach up to Heaven. They wanted to make a name for
themselves, so they wouldn't be all scattered out and a bunch of nobodies.
This is a picture of what the Tower of Babel may have looked like.
There are many sources that suggest that Nimrod and these rebellious
people would shoot arrows from the tower into the clouds. They claimed the
arrows would return to earth dripping with the blood of angels. This of
course isn't in the Bible, but sometimes it's a good idea to know what is
and what isn't so that you're prepared when and if you're ever confronted
about a certain topic.
God came down to see the tower. And God said, If the people do things like
this because they all speak one language, what will stop them from doing
more bad things? There goes God, talking to His Holy Spirit again. Well,
it didn't take long for Him to figure out the answer. He made them speak
different languages so they couldn't understand each other, that way they
couldn't finish the tower or gain their fame that they wanted. You've got
to admit, God has a fantastic sense of humor. Can you imagine them all,
one minute, just chattering away and the next minute not being able to
understand a word their friends and families were saying. No wonder it was
called the tower of Babel, which was in Babylon, also known today as Iraq.
Then God scattered those people around the earth, just like He planned in
the first place. And that's why people in different countries speak
Now sometimes you just want to relate Bible stories with things that
happen in today's day and age. Well, all you have to do is think about how
the world can make a tremendous fuss about sending a teacher on a trip to
the moon, and POW, there's your analogy. The lesson wasn't learned the
first time, that the heavens belong to God. The commandment He gave to man
was to take care of the earth, not to go nosing around where he doesn't
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare