Man, Maniac or Myth?
this Nimrod with horns [power] and his men
the Ziggurat shooting at the three stars in Heaven?
Christian from scholar, minister, to the laity have pontificated on the
blackness and evilness of the Biblical Nimrod. He has been used to curse and
brand a people and is the ideal for all corruption and power that had ever been
unleashed upon the earth. His name is only rivaled by Adolph Hitler in the minds
of modern man.
truth, myth, culture, religion and civilized thought started in
“Phenotype is just a scientific word for: function or behavior
and the outward manifestation of a thing.”
There is no doubt that Nimrod was of African ancestry let’s settle that once and for all time. The Bible is a retranslated and condensed copy of all African religious, cultural and iconographical events. Biblically and extra-Biblically Nimrod was shone to be a black man.
"In the Bible and in legend, Nimrod
(Standard Hebrew נִמְרוֹד
Nimrod, Tiberian Hebrew נִמְרֹד
Nimrōḏ), son of Cush,
grandson of Ham, great-grandson of Noah, was a Mesopotamian monarch and
"a mighty hunter before Yahweh". He is mentioned in the Table of
Nations (Genesis 10), in the First Book of Chronicles, and in the Book of Micah.
In the Bible he is an obscure figure; in later interpretations, as recorded by
Josephus and the rabbis who compiled the Midrash, he is the subject of
innumerable legends. The most prominent of these was the story that he built the
Here is the
Rabbis Midrash version from the 6th century AD medieval version of a
story of Nimrod and Abraham:
“(...) He [Abraham] was given over to Nimrod. [Nimrod] told him:
Worship the Fire! Abraham said to him: Shall I then worship the water, which
puts off the fire! Nimrod told him: Worship the water! [Abraham] said to him: If
so, shall I worship the cloud, which carries the water? [Nimrod] told him:
Worship the cloud! [Abraham] said to him: If so, shall I worship the wind, which
scatters the clouds? [Nimrod] said to him: Worship the wind! [Abraham] said to
him: And shall we worship the human, who withstands the wind? Said [Nimrod] to
him: You pile words upon words, I bow to none but the fire - in it shall I throw
you, and let the God to whom you bow come and save you from it!
A lot happened
between the time of the Biblical Nimrod and Abraham and the 6th century Jewish
Rabbi’s that dreamed up this scenario.
The name Nimrod has also become synonymous with a 'fool' as the American Heritage Dictionary says:
“The name Nimrod is either a hunter or a person regarded as silly or foolish.” Many people have tried to correlate Nimrod with all the initial evils, idolatry and ills in the world. Many have taught the whole world rebelled against God because of Nimrod's rebellion. His name, they say, means rebellion and it is said he was the first Idolater."
accounts of Nimrod came first? Mighty Hunter, Fool, Rebel? History is written by the victors and to him
goes the spoils.
Some Rabbinical scholars have identified Nimrod as part of the first of a family (Cush) and ignorantly cast him as the first Homosexual who was licentious and practiced bestiality. It is also said that Noah wife was of the offspring of Cain (another biblical sinner) who transferred all of those hateful characteristics to her son Ham [but not Shem and Japheth?] and from this evil hatred of God and disobedience to his word was transferred from the line that was considered African.
But is that
so? In a word… Hell No!
“In the absence of the
real [truth] the counterfeit [lie] becomes reality.”
Where did these racist notions come from? It came from a long line of those who wanted to control History and put fear in the hearts of men toward those who had the keys to all religions, the African. Rabbinic as well as Catholic and later Christian and Arabic leaders redesigned the nature of Nimrod to suit their racist paradigm.
Notes from the Church fathers:
“Fallen angels taught men the
use of magical incantations that would force demons to obey man. After the flood
Ham the son of Noah unhappily discovered this and taught it to his sons. This
became ingrained into the Egyptians, Persians, and Babylonians. Ham died shortly
after the fall of the
Fathers were the men who replaced the Apostles in authority of the
CHRISTIAN church and were under the control of
Further commentary from the Church Fathers:
information on Nimrod was developed and recently with the well-used and often
quoted book: The Two Babylon's by Hislop. Here is an excerpt from many of his
'The Two Babylon's, was written by the late Reverend Alexander Hislop in pamphlet form in Edinburgh in 1853, greatly expanded 5 years later and has since appeared in many editions in both Great Britain and the United States. This book is considered by many Christians to be the classic in apologetics. See how a religion that was started by Nimrod and his wife spread to various regions, taking on different names, but keeping the same pagan rituals and trappings. These same rituals embody the Catholic church of today.'
taught that Semiramus was the wife of Nimrod, and Tammuz was said to be their
son, as was chronicled in the Two (2)
“Semiramis: (sĕmĬr´emĬs) , mythical Assyrian queen,
noted for her beauty and wisdom. She was reputed to have conquered many lands
and founded the city of
Assyrian Queen, 9th Century B.C
Let us compare the two women.
Sammuramat is the subject of many myths about her reign as both the wife
and mother of kings. She apparently accompanied her husband into battle, greatly
expanded Babylonia's control over far-flung territories, irrigated the flatlands
between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, and restored the fading beauty of her
Semiramus conquered the whole of the Middle East, invading Kush and
But, is there archeological and extra-biblical proof that?
1. Semiramus the mother of Tammuz and Nimrod the great-grandson of Noah
lived in the same time frame?
2. Nimrod was said to be Ninus and later Baal?
writers claim that Nimrod, because of his unrighteousness, was slain by Shem his
great-uncle. Others say he was beheaded by Esau the son of Abraham.
that be? Did they live in the same time?
'Nimrod was slain by Esau, between whom and himself jealousy existed
owing to the fact that they were both hunters (Targ. pseudo-Jonathan to Gen.
xxv. 27; "Sefer ha-Yashar," section "Toledot," p. 40b; Pirḳe
R. El. l.c.; comp. Gen. R. lxv. 12).W. B. M. Sel.'
Nimrod was slain by Esau? Nimrod was in Abraham's time? Obviously this is a game of confusion.
Here is the mythical story again. Please note the
similarities between this story and the story of Daniel and the Hebrew boys in
“The punishment visited on the builders of the tower did not cause
Nimrod to change his conduct; he remained an idolater. He particularly
persecuted Abraham, who by his command was thrown into a heated furnace; and it
was on this account, according to one opinion, that Nimrod was called "Amraphel"
= "he said, throw in"; Targ. pseudo-Jonathan to Gen. xiv. 1; Gen. R.
xlii. 5; Cant. R. viii. 8).”
Note the similarities of Crossing
the Red [Reed] Sea and the Egg of the Creation story in
“Nimrod was informed that Abraham had come forth from the furnace
uninjured, he remitted his persecution of the worshiper of the Creator of all
things, Yahweh; but on the following night he saw in a dream a man coming out of
the furnace and advancing toward him with a drawn sword. Nimrod thereupon ran
away, but the man threw an egg at him; this was afterward transformed into a
large river in which all his troops were drowned, only he himself and three of
his followers escaping.”
“Then the river again became an egg, and from the latter came forth a
small fowl, which flew at Nimrod and pecked out his eye. The dream was
interpreted as forecasting Nimrod's defeat by Abraham, wherefore Nimrod sent
secretly to kill Abraham; but the latter immigrated with his family to the
Wait there’s more:
“Ten years later Nimrod came to wage war with Chedorlaomer, King of
Elam, who had been one of Nimrod's generals, and who after the dispersion of the
builders of the tower went to
Wow…all of this is outside the Biblical cannon? Why? All we see of Nimrod is a few lines in the Bible, but before we cracked open that ‘Holy Book’ we were told that Nimrod was Black and the epitome of evil. So the idea of those writings outside the Bible influenced our biblical perception and still do! So if the Bible is the inerrant word of God then why are we taking errant extra-biblical ideas from outside of that cannon? Humm...sound like a kettle of fish to me.
is what one writer said:
Here is what one writer said:
"Those who identify Nimrod with Marduk, however, object that the name of
Izdubar must be read, as is now generally conceded, "Gilgamesh," and
that the signs which constitute the name of Marduk, who also is represented as a
hunter, are read phonetically "Amar Ud"; and ideographically they may
be read "Namr Ud"—in Hebrew "Nimrod." The difficulty of
reconciling the Biblical Nimrod, the son of
Orion the soul of Osirus
Two other theories may be mentioned: One is that Nimrod represents the
constellation of Orion; the other is that Nimrod stands for a tribe, not an
individual and (comp. Lagarde, "Armenische Studien," in "Abhandlungen
der Göttinger Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften," xxii. 77; Nöldeke, in
"Z. D. M. G." xxviii. 279).
Orion and its seven stars
The possibility that Nimrod was a group of individuals is plausible. Nimrod may have been a title of royalty just like the term Pharaoh, Nebus [Babylon], Negus [Ethiopia], Shah [Iran], Tsar [Russia], Caesar [Rome], Rajah [India], Tenno [Japan], Ajaw [Mayan], Moi [Hawaii or King [European].
Another two prominent theories are now held in regard to Nimrod's identity:
"One, adopted by G. Smith and Jeremias, is that Nimrod is to be identified with the Babylonian hero Izdubar or Gishdubar (Gilgamesh).
The second that of Sayce, Pinches, and others, identifies Nimrod with Marduk, the Babylonian Mercury. The former identification is based on the fact that Izdubar is represented in the Babylonian epos as a mighty hunter, always accompanied by four dogs, and as the founder of the first great kingdom in
he was the builder of the Tower
- "Cush became the father of Nimrod, who was the first potentate on earth. He was a mighty hunter by the grace of the LORD; hence the saying, "Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter by the grace of the LORD. "The chief cities of his kingdom were Babylon, Erech, and Accad, all of them in the land of Shinar. From that land he went forth to Asshur, where he built Nineveh, Rehoboth-Ir, and Calah, as well as Resen, between Nineveh and Calah, the latter being the principal city Mizraim became the father of the Ludim, the Anamim, the Lehabim, the Naphtuhim, the Pathrusim, the Casluhim, and the Caphtorim from whom the Philistines sprang.
"The whole world spoke the same language, using the same words. While men were migrating in the east, they came upon a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there. They said to one another, "Come, let us mold bricks and harden them with fire." They used bricks for stone, and bitumen for mortar.
Hey -Did the Bible say Nimrod built the Tower of Babel? NO! It said MEN. What men? The men migrating in the East that came to the Valley of Shinar and settled there. In Genesis 10 it said the chief cities in his kingdom one was Shinar. But where was Nimrod? We are told he taught the people to rebel, but where is that story within the Bible? Nowhere! we got that from extra-biblical non-canonized writings from the 1st and 6th century AD after the death of Christ!
Ask yourself: Why during those centuries after Christ were they trying to re-write the story of Nimrod? Cain, Ham an all the rest of the so-called black folks in the Bible?
The key is in the statement "ALL the people spoke one language, and said the same words." was this before or after Nimrod? Genesis 11 seems to be floating and because the chapters are one after another it makes it seem as though the events in Genesis 10 and 11 are Chronological but are they?
Here in Chapter 10 we read this simple statement:
The sons of Japheth:Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras. The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah. The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittim and the Rodanim. (From these the maritime peoples spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language.
What language were they speaking? Was it before Nimrod and Babel? But in Genesis 11 it said ALL the people spoke the same language. Was that just the sons of Nimrod or ALL people that lived in that area? The children of Shem, Ham and Japheth?
I believe the writers of Genesis [yes I said writers] put this story in as a separator to highlight the tribe of Shem to the reader and to add a codicil to the story Nimrod and Babel.
"By the Arab, Nimrod is considered as the supreme example of the tyrant ("al-jabbar"). There is some confusion among Arabian historians as to Nimrod's genealogy. According to one authority he was the son of Mash the son of
Aram, and consequently a Semite; he built the Towerof Babeland also a bridge over the Euphrates,and reigned five hundred years over the Nabatæans, his kinsmen."
general opinion is that he was a Hamite, son of Canaan the son of Cush, or son
of Cush the son of Canaan (Ṭabari gives
both); that he was born at the time of Reu (meaning: a bright idea), and was the first to
establish fire-worship. What was fire worship? the eternal spark the atom
the thing that quickens us.
What was fire worship? the eternal spark the atom the thing that quickens us.
is to the effect that there were two Nimrods:
1. The first was the son of
2. The second was the well-known tyrant and contemporary of Abraham; he
was the son of
“After these adventures Nimrod continued to reign wickedly.
hundred years later an angel in the form of a man appeared to him and exhorted
him to repent, but Nimrod declared that he himself was sole ruler and challenged
God to fight with him. Nimrod asked for a delay of three days, during which he
gathered a considerable army; but this was exterminated by swarms of gnats. One
of these insects is said to have entered Nimrod's nose, reached the chambers of
his brain, and gnawed at it. To allay the pain Nimrod ordered some one to strike
with a hammer upon an anvil, in order that the noise might cause the gnat to
cease gnawing (comp. the same story in connection with Titus in Giṭ.
56b). Nimrod died after forty years' suffering.”
Dang, he live a long time! But I thought all that century old living was stopped at a certain time according to the Biblical account.
Others say he stole the ‘animal skins’ that God gave to Adam and Eve as a covering on their expulsion from the garden. But I believe that is code for the priesthood of Egypt/Africa.
“The origin of the importance attached to the spotted fawn and its
skin had evidently come thus: When Nimrod, as "the Leopard-tamer,"
began to be clothed in the leopard-skin, as the trophy (Triumph) of his skill,
his spotted dress and appearance must have impressed the imaginations of those
who saw him; and he came to be called not only the "Subduer of the Spotted
one" (for such is the precise meaning of Nimr--the name of the leopard),
but to be called "The spotted one" himself.
“A three-quarter length portrait of a standing leopard-skin priest (Kuaar
tuon) carrying a hollowed ambatch log used as a stool, headrest, container for
tobacco and other objects etc. The leopard-skin priest (also known as Kuaar twac
after the skin worn across the shoulders) was a ritual rather than political
authority, and acted as arbiter in disputes and in ritual activities such as
spirit possession and sacrifice. This print is from an original photograph by F.
D. Corfield who Evans-Pritchard knew well since he was District Commissioner at
Nasir on the
‘s with leopard skins in ritual.
In actuality the Leopard skin was a sign of the Egyptian Priesthood worn by the Sem [funeral] Priests.
This leopard skin is studded with golden stars and attached
to a leopard head made of wood and covered with a sheet of gold. A
representation of the leopard's paws is still in place. [see Tassels/Tallit]. The leopard
head once decorated a garment that imitated the animal's skin through the use of
silver stars in place of spots. Hebrew
with Tzitzit [Tassels] with blue thread color from the Chilazon,
This leopard skin is studded with golden stars and attached to a leopard head made of wood and covered with a sheet of gold. A representation of the leopard's paws is still in place. [see Tassels/Tallit]. The leopard head once decorated a garment that imitated the animal's skin through the use of silver stars in place of spots.
Hebrew Tallit with Tzitzit [Tassels] with blue thread color from the Chilazon,
The leopard skin was a distinctive garment of the Sem Priest who was charged with revitalizing the mummified body of the pharaoh in the ritual known as "Opening the Mouth."
The Sem Egyptian priesthood wore leopard-skin mantles, or cloaks, while performing their official duties, marking them as high priest. Tutankhamun, who was in theory the high priest of every god, was buried with this mantle.
The Tallit with the blue color from the Chilizon:
The Tallit with the blue color from the Chilizon:
"The Torah commands us to wear a thread of blue, techeilet, in each corner
of our tzitzit. While tzitzit serve as a visual reminder to do the
mitzvot, the blue thread reminds us of Hashem: "Techeilet resembles
[the color of] the sea, and the sea the sky, and the sky the throne of
glory". The Gemara informs us that the techeilet dye comes from a
bodily fluid (lit: blood) of the chilazon. At some point it became
forgotten which species is the chilazon. Exactly when techeilet ceased
to exist is unknown. Though some have suggested this happened sometime
between 500-700 C.E., there is evidence that techeilet continued to
be dyed in some places for another several hundred years.
Nimrod’s other name was the spotted Leopard and the became a spotted Fawn.
“We have distinct evidence to this effect borne by
What is the symbology of the spots? Power and Authority.
The Bible fuses these two images of skin color and leopard
"Can the Ethiopian change his skin Or the leopard his spots? Then you also can do good Who are accustomed to doing evil. Jeremiah 13:23.
Let’s take a
look at what the Bible says about Nimrod and compare it to the extra-Biblical
information to glean what may possibly be the truth.
The story according to the Bible:
Kushfathered Nimrod, who was the first powerful ruler on the earth. Hw was a mighty hunter before the Lord (Adonai) - this is why people say, 'Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord (Adonai). His (Nimrods) kingdom began with Bavel, Akkad and Kalneh, in the land of Shinar.' Gen. 10:8-9
Kushfathered Nimrod, who was a powerful ruler on earth.'1 Chron. 1:10
'They will shepherd the
landof Ashurwith the sword, the and of Nimrodat its gates; he will rescue us from Ashur when he invades our land when he overruns our borders. 'Micah 5:6
negative ... not like what we have been told. Without any extra-Biblical
information Nimrod was just a powerful leader and the son of
The Talmud is not helpful when it comes to the truth, it cast the same shadow on the Nimrod:
Possibly named "Nimrod" as the one who caused the world to rebel ["Limrod"] against HaShem: Eruvin 53a; Pesachim 94b
Possibly named "Amrafel" as the one who threw Avraham into a fiery furnace: Eruvin 53a Also related to Nebuchadnezzer. Pesachim 94a-b.
Yes, there was a similar story of Abraham like Daniel being thrown into the fiery furnace, and earlier we saw Nimrod suffer the same fate. But we see their explanations as possible an not probable. It is either a possibility or it is not. Which one is it? It depends on the message you want to convey to those who believe everything they read.
'A lie can travel around the world 1000 times before the truth gets it boots on.' Ben Franklin
Here is one Rabbi's opinion on Nimrod using the Medieval Midrash.
"Nimrod a mighty hunter before Adonai [Yahweh/God] - The description is both unique and obscure. What is the Torah trying to tell us when it says that he was the first "mighty one"? What does it mean to be a mighty hunter before the Lord? While the basic understanding of the text would imply physical prowess, Rashi opts for a more conceptual definition."
Rashi רש"י is an acronym for רבי שלמה יצחקי (Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhaqi),a rabbi born in 1040AD in France famed as the author of the first comprehensive commentaries on the Talmud and Tanack. Acclaimed for his ability to present the basic meaning of the text in a concise yet lucid fashion, Rashi appeals to both learned scholars and beginning students, and his works remain a centerpiece of contemporary Jewish study. His commentaries, which appear in all printed editions of the Talmud and Torah (notably the Chumash), are an indispensable companion to both casual and serious students of Judaism's primary texts.
Rashi says that Nimrod was a manipulator who ensnared people with his words. Rashi is based on the following Midrash:
Was then Esau a Cushite? [He is so called] because he acted like Nimrod. Hence it is written, Like nimrod a mighty hunter before the lord (10:9): it is not written, Nimrod [was a mighty hunter], but like Nimrod: just as the one snared people by their words, so did the other [Esau, i.e. Rome] snare people by their words, saying, ' [True,] you have not stolen, [but tell us] who was your partner in the theft; you have not killed, but who was your accomplice in the murder.' (Midrash Rabbah - Bereishit 37:2)
He was a mighty hunter before the lord; wherefore it is said: like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the lord. Truly he was a man of might, because he was clad in the garments of Adam, and was able by means of them to lay snares for mankind and beguile them. R. Eleazar said: 'Nimrod used to entice people into idolatrous worship by means of those garments, which enabled him to conquer the world and proclaim himself its ruler, so that mankind offered him worship. He was called "Nimrod", for the reason that he rebelled (marad=rebel) against the most high King above, against the higher angels and against the lower angels.' R. Simeon said: 'Our colleagues are acquainted with a profound mystery concerning these garments.' (Zohar Bereishit Page 74a).
So you can be a Cushite if you ACT evil? Come o!. So being a Black man was the standard of evil? When was this derived?
While Adam gave names to the animals, and Hevel cared for the animals, Nimrod and Esav are hunters of animals.
Another Rabbi from Spain in the born in 1092AD:
Abraham ben Meir ibn Ezra [ אברהם אבן עזרא or ראב"ע, also known as Abenezra) 1092, was one of the most distinguished Jewish men of letters and writers of the Middle.
"The Ibn Ezra explains that Nimrod took these animals and offered them to God, and therefore the text speaks of Nimrod as being a mighty hunter "before God." While later scholars have found difficulty attributing apparently positive gestures on the part of Nimrod, it has been explained that this was a part of his manipulation.
If others were impacted by the flood and now were in fear of God, Nimrod can show that he too is God-fearing. If we take this logic one step further, we can posit that his original stated intention of the Tower was to build a shrine for the service of God. '
Huh????????? Where did they come up with this stuff? Some say oral traditions but from who?
Where did all this didaction (instruction) come from?
The Talmud : תלמוד) is a record of rabbinic discussions pertaining to the law, ethics, customs and history. The Talmud has two components: the Mishnah (c. 200 CE), the first written compendium of Judaism's Oral Law; and the Gemara (c. 500 CE).
1. The Talmud - The Talmud gets its name from the word Lamud - taught, and means "The Teaching". By metonymy it is taken to mean the book which contains the Teaching, which is called Talmud, that is, the doctrinal book which alone fully expounds and explains all the knowledge and teaching of the European Jews..
2. The Midrash - The collection of mostly halakic Jewish traditions compiled about 200 AD and made the basic part of Talmud. Mishnah means "teaching." It is the compilation of "unwritten" or "oral laws" which were passed down the centuries by the word of mouth. The compilation of the discussions on the articles of Mishnah is called the Gemara (which means complementary) The explanations in the Gemara have further explanations called Midrashim (exposition, explanation - A haggadic or halakic exposition of the underlying significance of a Bible text).
"But Midrashim are not considered a part of The Talmud. Mishnah had taken its final form as a result of 50 years of study by Judah Ha Nasi in Beth Shearim in
Galilee. Judah Ha Nasi ("The Prince"-135-220 AD.) was a Palestinian Patriarch, a disciple of the school of Rabbi Akiba. Judah Ha Nasi went through the "Oral Law" and organized it in six sections as established by Rabbi Akiba and his student Rabbi Meir. This work of Judah Ha Nasi became the foundation of the Talmud.
Nasi or Nesi mean BLACK!!!! But, why would black man use Talmudical writing to disrespect black people? Did he or was his work was added to and rewritten over the years to reflect a negative African view-point?
3. The Mishnah - The Mischnah is the foundation and the principal part of the whole Talmud. This book was accepted by the Jews everywhere and was recognized as their authentic code of law. It was expounded in their Academies in
Babylon- at Sura, Iumbaditha and Nehardea - and in their Academies in - at Tiberias, Iamnia and Lydda. Palestine
As their interpretations increased with the passing of time, the disputations and decisions of the doctors of the law concerning the Mischnah were written down, and these writings constituted another part of the Talmud called the Gemarah.
Thus, the Mischna, Gemarah, Tosephoth, the marginal notes of Rabbi Ascher, the Piske Tosephoth and the Perusch Hamischnaioth of Maimonides, all collected into one, constitute a vast work which is called the Talmud.
spanned from 200AD until the middle ages of
But, before we
castigate him we need to see why he was labeled the 'Bad Seed' and one of the
few Black men the European will point to as being clearly of 'African descent and
pure evil' along with the others also of seeming ill repute are: Cain, Canaan, and Judas.
fishy to me...
The Trinity of
Nimrod, Semiramus and Tammuz relates back to the Egyptians Isis, Osirus and
Horus. Everything relates back to
Here is one
last quote from a European Pastor in his research:
'There is one common element to Nimrod/Marduk in all his manifestations and that is the symbol of the snake/serpent/dragon. Nimrod took the dragon as his personal emblem, so that from him spring various dragon myths and their special association with apocalyptic events. Strikingly the only favorable accounts of dragons[serpents]are found among the Hamitic (black) peoples of the world (like Nimrod) including the Ethiopians, Hittites, Chinese, Japanese and American Indian.
One thing on common element? Just because we had a favorable snake image that means that Nimrod and all black people, Asian and Indians are evil and part of his mythical rebellion? Come on!
What about America emblems?
'Don't tread on me'
The seal from a 1778 $20 bill from Georgia. The financial backing for these bills was property seized from loyalists. The motto reads "Nemo me impune lacesset," i.e. "No one will provoke me with impunity."]
History and the evaluation and dissemination of it belongs to those with the pen and printer. The symbol of the snake or dragon was older an the Biblical Nimrod and used by all people of the earth. It was and always will be a symbol of enlightenment and the coil a representation of DNA!
"Legendary monster usually depicted as a huge, bat-winged, fire-breathing lizard or snake with a barbed tail. The dragon symbolized evil in the ancient Middle East, and the Egyptian god Apepi was the great serpent of the world of darkness. The Greeks and Romans sometimes represented dragons as evil creatures and sometimes as beneficent powers acquainted with the secrets of the earth. In Christianity the dragon symbolized sin and paganism, and saints such as St. George were shown triumphing over it. Used as warlike emblems in many cultures, dragons were carved on the prows of Norse ships and depicted on royal ensigns in medieval England. In the Far East the dragon was a beneficent creature, wingless but regarded as a power of the air. In China it symbolized yang in the Yin Yang of cosmology, and it served as the emblem of the royal family."
Finally another quote:
'However, it is probably Mesopotamian in origin and most frequently suggested as equivalent to the word Ninurta, though this is not without philological difficulty or opposition. Ninurta, read apparently Nimurta in dialectic Sumerian, is presumably a polemic distortion of the origin of the name Nimrod, the famous hunter of Hebrew mythology, which is incorporated in one of the oldest Hebrew documents.
Of the form Ninurta is accepted, and assumed, it would refer strictly to a mythic god, and point to the Babylonian deity, the war-god called "the Arrow, the mighty hero" whose cult assumed widespread importance in
Mesopotamiaduring the late second millennium B.C. Nimrod would then border on the total concept of mythology.
If it refers to a historical person, the Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta I (1246-1206 B.C.) could be an accurate choice, since he was the first Assyrian monarch to rule over Babylonia and have cultic centers in Babel, Caleh, and others known cities of this time. According to Speiser (1924-1946), a leading authority on biblical lands, cultures and excavations of important Sumerian rites in Iraq, he notably felt Tukulti-Ninurta I served as a prototype for the composite Greek hero Ninus, associated with Nineveh, who became the character united with Semiramus of Diodorus Siculus' Antiquities of Asia; however, G.J. Whyfe-Melville in his book, Sarchedon: A Legend of the Great Queen, makes note that Ninus is an ancestral linage of thirteen generation down from the historical Nimrod.'
Even Herodotus, another Greek writer, from his own personal observation describes this account in the first book of his history. Semiramus, by many opinions, is believed to be totally fictitious and never really did exist, however, there does remain a three-side standing wall between the ancient old and new palace where a detailed etching of a curious hunting-piece, in which Semiramus, on horseback is throwing her javelin at a leopard, while her husband, Ninus is piercing a lion. It is near this last palace that the famous
were, and so commonly celebrated by both the Greeks and Italians. Hanging Gardens
Although Semiramus may have similar characteristics to the ancient goddesses' of these earlier cults, it is a known fact that her legend should be placed separate, in reality, she is not a mythical goddess, since her story never mentions her ranked as an icon of worship. Semiramus was ...a female prototype of Hercules. Unlike Hercules (Greek:Heracles) and Ninus, both fictitious characters originating from the minds of Greek folklore.
Semiramus, is the Greek name, originating from a real canonized queen "Sammu-ramat", who was the mother of the Assyrian king Adad-Nirari III (reigned 810-783 B.C.) and wife of Shamshi-Adad V (823-811B.C.) who was the son of Shalmaneser III (859-824 B.C.). Her stela (memorial stone shaft) has been found at Ashur, while an inscription at
Calah( ) shows her to have been dominant there after the death of her husband, before the rule of her son. Her regency was assumed roughly between 810-805 B.C., in the minority of her son Adad-Nirari III. Nimrud
Despite his boasts as "the mighty king, ruler of the universe", he died amid revolts which broke out throughout the empire, with which his brother and successor had to contend. In this account the "brother" would have to be Shamshi-Adad V, husband of Sammu-ramat, mother of Adad-Nirari III.
If there were any famous journeys or exploits of queen Sammu-ramat during her short reign, it would seem possible that historians and scholars would amplify her reputation more than what we know about her at this day and age. As to this fact, there is not a shred of evidence as to her influential power, nor the extent of her legacy that anyone, including Diodorus, could bring to light as factual; let alone create an antiquity solid enough to expand upon the audacious narrative of this episode of Semiramus. And if his writings of Semiramus are examined very closely, it would seem that they match the conquering adventures of Alexander the Great and King Nebuchadnezzar, combined with the exploits of Shalmaneser III, Shamshi-Adad V and his wife, which in turn intertwine with the many mysteries of the ancient fertility deities; and implementing the excitement and flamboyancy of Greek rhetoric composition to form this Assyrian female counterpart. All this in order to give the reader the intense drama of mystery, animation and glamour, for it is a conclusive contingency that Sammu-ramat could have had a likeness to the qualities of beauty, wit and charm in order to expound this Greek legend into this effect.
That would make sense because extra-biblical information has a duplicated fiery furnace situation for both Abraham and Daniel. It is blending myths of the events that were oral stories.
was no real single Semiramus married to a single Nimrod with a
single child Tammuz? Is it just an
allegory? Possibly or a myth or grand story for the amusement of the reader? But after 10 decades the humor was lost and the joke forgotten. The
man [men] who was Nimrod was not the
purveyor of evil and the Biblical son of Cush who is
called Nimrod is another character all together and may well have been the
Hebrew name of a line of Egyptian kings and not one single man.
The Nimrod of
the Biblical account and the Nimrod of Myth are not the same individual.
Over the course of years the son of
The "Black Obelisk" found in
Nimrudrecords his military achievements against the western kings, and depicts the payment of tribute by Jehu, king of Israel, humbly prostrating himself before him - an incident also passed over in silence in the Bible.
Who was Jehu?
Jehu, meaning Jehovah is he, was the tenth king of Israel (that is, the northern kingdom of Israel, which was separate from the southern kingdom of Judah - see Kings of Israel and Judah and Jews At War With Israel). He was the son of Jehoshaphat (2 Kings 9:2), and grandson of Nimshi, although, according to ancient custom, he is sometimes referred to as the son of Nimshi. Jehu begins in the record of Bible History as a soldier in King Ahab's army (Ahab's wife was the wicked Jezebel), however God commanded Elijah to anoint him king over Israel, which was later done through Elisha, who was designated by God as Elijah's successor (see Where Did Elijah Go?) at the same time (1 Kings 19:16). Jehu's rise to power was one of the bloodiest in Israel's history, although in obedience to God's command to destroy the corrupt and wicked from the land.
NIMSHI. A foolish fellow, or one who habitually acts in a foolish manner. Local in Connecticut.
Schele de Vere's Americanisms (1872) on the Making of America database has a similar definition:
Nimshi, is the Connecticut term for nincompoop.
"Nimshi" is a Biblical name (father of Jehoshaphat, grandfather of Jehu). Could this have been an earlier version of "Nimrod", another Biblical name that came to denote a foolish person? "Nimrod" didn't appear as a term of derision until the 1930s, according to Jesse Sheidlower's RHHDAS citations (1). But perhaps both "Nimshi" and "Nimrod" started off as Sunday-school jokes, names that were vaguely evocative of "ninny", "nincompoop", "nitwit", "numbskull", etc.
So Jehu the man of God is the Grandson of Nimrod? Hummm
are recycled realities from
'Nimrod is the Pharaoh Sesotris who ruled
Egyptin the 12 dynasty. Herodutus identifies him as Sostris where as the Bible calls him Nimrod. However, Sesotris was not the pharaoh's true name. It was a Greek corruption of the name Senusret or Senosret. The name Nimrod appears to be phonetically similar to the last part of Senusrets name and the Hebrew rendition may be a slight corruption of the Egyptian, much as Sesostris is a Greek corruption.' Myths of the Bible.
Religiously, Senusret contributed considerable attention to the cult of Osiris [The Messiah Cult], and over his long rule, this deity's beliefs and practices flourished in Egypt. Osiris was a god of the people and in expanding this cult, Senusret I gave his subjects what John Wilson has described as the "democratization of the afterlife". The same message that Moses later preached!
Egypt ruled the areas now called the Middle East, but over time the Hebrew writers Bible became sympathetic with the Babylonians and Persians and demonized the original peoples of the Bible. Later the Catholic, Protestant Rabbinic and Islamic movements further eroded this text.
Senusret [Nimrod] embracing Ptah
Did Nimrod exist? Was his legacy one of rebellion against God? No, I do not believe so from my research. It was not a the Bible simply states 'He was a mighty hunter BEFORE the Lord'. Context...context...context.
Nimrod was a group of Great Black Men
Samara Ziggurat Mosque 800AD
To be continued...
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The Babylonian Talmud
 B. Walker - The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets.