Nimrod Bible Story

Nimrod in the Bible

Nimrod Bible study on the Nimrod Bible verses and the Nimrod shooting arrow into Heaven rumor.

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The Book of Genesis

Chapter 10 and 11

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Nimrod Bible Story

Let's review what has occurred in the Bible, up to this point, before we begin delving into the Nimrod Bible verses events. Due to the abundance of sin, God brought a great flood upon Earth. God had Noah build an ark as to bring two of each species to repopulate the Earth after the flood would recede. Noah's Ark was also used to save eight souls. These eight souls include Noah, his wife their three sons and the wives of the sons.

After 40 days and forty nights of rain and being on the Ark for 370 days, the Ark rested on Mount Ararat. As they finally began to rebuild after then flood, the earth began to be repopulated by the descendants of Noah's three sons (Ham, Shem and Japheth). They all spoke the same language and they all started to spread out on the earth as was God's plan.

During this time, the Bible shares of an event concerning Noah's son, Ham. It appears that one day Ham saw Noah naked and laughed at him, when Ham's two brothers discovered this, they covered Noah's nudity. Ham had a curse of sorts placed upon his son for what Ham had done and for the trouble that he caused.

Genesis 9:20-26

20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.
24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
26 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

Who is Nimrod in the Bible
Nimrod Bible Story Begins

After the curse was placed upon Canaan who was the son of Ham, came a man named Nimrod who was of that same lineage. Nimrod was the son of Cush (the oldest son of Ham). This makes Nimrod the grandson of Ham and the great-grandson of Noah which should give you an idea of the timeline period of the Nimrod Bible story.

Nimrod started his kingdom at Babylon (Genesis 10:10) Nimrod was a hunter. He was strong so people followed him, and he started a kingdom called Babel. Nimrod was a warrior and conqueror who is actually believed to be the first person in the Bible to have worn a physical crown. It is believed that being the leader that he allowed the people at that time to build a tower that could reach up to Heaven. They wanted to make a name for themselves, so they wouldn't be scattered out like other descendants of Noah.

Genesis 11:1-4

1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.
4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

This is a picture of what the Tower of Babel may have looked like.

Nimrod in the Bible Warning: There are some sources that suggest that Nimrod and/or these rebellious people would shoot arrows from the tower into the clouds. They would go on to suggest that these people felt like they built this Tower of Babel so high that they believed that the arrows would return to earth dripping with the blood of Angels. This may be the way they felt and may even be what they did, but this particular aspect of the Nimrod story is not written in the Bible. We share this belief simply be cause it is always a good idea to be aware of the various rumors as to not be CON-fused when you hear them or see them on your film or phone.

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Nimrod Bible Story Explained

Let's continue with our, Who is Nimrod in the Bible trek for truth: We left off where the Tower of Babel was built. The Bible shares with us that the Lord came down to see the tower. And the Lord said, If the people do things like this because they are all able to speak one language, what will stop them from doing more bad things? Let's look at what the Lord chose to do next:

Genesis 11:5-9

5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7 Go to, let US go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

"Let US go down"? It is essential for you to understand who God is talking to when He said that. Consider checking out this Holy Spirit Journey.

Back to the Who is Nimrod in the Bible Saga ... Well, it didn't take long for the Lord to figure out the answer to how to stop the people from continuing in sin (Yet again even after the Great Flood) because they all some the same language. He made them speak different languages so they couldn't understand each other, that way they couldn't finish the tower or gain their wanna be fame that they wanted so bad. You've got to admit, God has a fantastic sense of humor. Can you imagine them all, one minute, just chattering away about their prideful plot and the next minute not being able to understand a word that was being said? No wonder it was called the tower of "Babel" (Which was in Babylon, also known today as Iraq)

Then God took and scattered those people around the earth, just like He had planned for them to do in the first place as to repopulate the Earth, not all gather in one place and build a Tower in some vain attempt to reach up as high as God. And that's why people in different countries speak different languages. Tsk Tsk.

Nimrod Bible Study Summary

Nimrod Bible Story Moral

In Genesis 10:8–12 is said to be the first on earth to be a mighty man and a mighty hunter before the Lord. The only other Biblical references to Nimrod in the Bible are in Micah 5:6: Assyria is called the land of Nimrod. 1 Chronicles 1:10: Speaks on his being mighty. In essence, Nimrod is known as the ruler who had the Tower of Babel built, which is why Nimrod has the notorious reputation as being defiant toward and holding contempt for God.

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 that the Heavens belonged to God, wasn't learned the first time. The commandment God gave to man was to take care of the earth, not to go nosing around where he doesn't belong.

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