Now that we know that Abram, Noah and Shem were contemporaries let’s now contrast them with Nimrod; a man whose very name in Hebrew means “Rebellion!” It is the spirit of Nimrod that is manifested in all of the governments of the Gentiles to this very day.
Nimrod = “rebellion” or “the valiant”
Jasher 7:23 And Cush the son of Ham, the son of Noah, took a wife in those days in his old age, and she bare a son, and they called his name Nimrod, saying, At that time the sons of men again began to rebel and transgress against Elohim (God), and the child grew up, and his father loved him exceedingly, for he was the son of his old age.
We were all created to learn and do only our Father’s ways, but Nimrod made himself a mighty one and set his ways above Yehovah’s.
Jasher 8:47 And he made gods of wood and stone, and he bowed down to them, and he rebelled against Yehovah, and taught all his subjects and the people of the earth his wicked ways.
Nimrod Is The King Of Babylon
Jasher 27:2 And Nimrod king of Babel, the same was Amraphel, also frequently went with his mighty men to hunt in the field, and to walk about with his men in the cool of the day.
Ham and His seed (including Nimrod) were told to serve Japheth’s and Shem’s seed.
Because of Ham’s transgression in “uncovering his father’s nakedness,” which is a euphemism or “nice way” of saying he slept with either his mother or his father; Genesis says that Canaan was to be a servant of Shem and Japheth.
But Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were turned away, and they did not see their father’s nakedness. So Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done to him. Then he said: “Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants He shall be to his brethren.” (Gen 9:23-25)
It alway bothered me why Canaan got cursed instead of Ham, but Yasher clears this up.
Yasher 73:33 For Moses remembered how Abraham had made his servant Eliezer swear, saying unto him, “Thou shalt not take a woman from the daughters of Canaan for my son Isaac.”
34 Also what Isaac did when Jacob had fled from his brother, when he commanded him, saying, “Thou shalt not take a woman from the daughters of Canaan, nor make alliance with any of Ham’s seed.”
35 For Yehovah our Elohim gave Ham the son of Noah, and his sons and all his seed, as servants to Shem’s sons and to Japheth’s sons, and unto their seed after them for servants, forever.
So here we have Nimrod, the son of Cush, the son of Ham; one of those who was to serve the sons of Shem and Japheth reigning over them instead.
Jasher 7:45 And all nations and tongues heard of his fame, and they gathered themselves to him, and they bowed down to the earth, and they brought him offerings, and he became their lord and king, and they all dwelt with him in the city at Shinar, and Nimrod reigned in the earth over all the sons of Noah [that is all of us until we leave Babylon], and they were all under his power and counsel.
Noah and his sons were told to “be fruitful and multiple and fill the earth.”
So Elohim blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. (Gen 9:1)
Nimrod, the king of Shinar, taught His people to “be wicked, multiply and stay together.”
Unfortunately for them, and those who today live in their Nimrodian or Babylonian type kingdoms on the earth; Yehovah will always get His way!
So Yehovah scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. (Gen 11:8)
In future blogs I will discuss the life-time battle that Abram, later Abraham, had with Nimrod. We will see that Nimrod is a shadow picture of the anti-christ and the heirs of Abraham are the 144,000 (Yehovah’s mighty ones) who will be raised up and set-apart by the Elohim of the earth to establish His kingdom in the earth.
The earth is Yehovah’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein. Psa 24:1
Go to “Abram and Nimrod – Part 1“