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Abram Destroys Terah’s Idols

This chapter of  Yasher begins with a brief overview of Babylon; where they stand morally and politically.

Nimrod’s other name, Amraphel, is mentioned for the first time here.

Yasher 11:6 And Nimrod (the king of Shinar) dwelt in Babel, and he there renewed his reign over the rest of his subjects, and he reigned securely, and the subjects and princes of Nimrod called his name Amraphel, saying that at the tower his princes and men fell through his means.
7 And notwithstanding this, Nimrod did not return to the Lord, and he continued in wickedness and teaching wickedness to the sons of men. …

The sons of Ham are at war with one another, and Chedorlaomer, the king of Elam is now ruling over Nimrod (a.k.a. Amraphel).

Yasher 11:9 At that time there was war between the families of the children of Ham, as they were dwelling in the cities which they had built.
10 And Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, went away from the families of the children of Ham, and he fought with them and he subdued them, and he went to the five cities of the plain and he fought against them and he subdued them, and they were under his control.

hatchet wielding idolThese two men will play a significant role later on in Genesis 14.

And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations, that they made war with Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar). (Gen 14:1-2)

Abram at Terah’s house

Abram is now 50 years old; he has lived with Noah and Shem for 39 years and a cave for 10. Because of the signs in the heavens that were associated with his birth Nimrod tried to kill him at that time. Now, believing it is safe, Abram leaves Noah’s home and returns to his father Terah. On his arrival Abram finds that his father’s house is also the dwelling place for a host of idols and swears in Yehovah’s name to destroy them before 3 days are up.

Yasher 11:16 And Abram came to his father’s house and saw twelve gods standing there in their temples, and the anger of Abram was kindled when he saw these images in his father’s house.
17 And Abram said, As Yehovah liveth these images shall not remain in my father’s house; so shall Yehovah who created me do unto me if in three days’ time I do not break them all.

This is the story of how Abram gets rid of the idols in his father’s house.

Abram destroys Terah’s idols

2G15 Yasher 11 & 12
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Abram and Nimrod (Part 3 of 3)

This blog is continued from Abram and Nimrod (Part 1) and Abram and Nimrod (Part 2).

Many times Yehovah says of Himself, “What I say, I will do!

“Elohim (lawmaker, judge)(God) is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or, has He spoken, and will He not make it good? (Num 23:19)

I Yehovah have spoken this. I will surely do so to all this evil congregation who are gathered together against Me. In this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.’ (Num 14:35)

Abram, who has walked with Yehovah since 3 years old is a “chip off the ol’ block” and has many of the same characteristics that his Father has. Being a man of his word, is one of them. Abram said these words to Lot:

Jasher 15:42 But I pray thee separate from me, go and choose a place where thou mayest dwell with thy cattle and all belonging to thee, but keep thyself at a distance from me, thou and thy household.
43 And be not afraid in going from me, for if any one do an injury to thee, let me know and I will avenge thy cause from him, only remove from me.
44 And when Abram had spoken all these words to Lot, then Lot arose and lifted up his eyes toward the plain of Jordan.

Abram promised Lot that he would avenge his cause, and he made good on his promise. When Abram heard that Lot had been taken by the 800,000 men with Chedorlaomer, Nimrod and two other kings, Continue reading Abram and Nimrod (Part 3 of 3)

Nimrod, King Of Babylon

nimrod, nimrod king of babylonNow 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.

BDB Definition:
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. Continue reading Nimrod, King Of Babylon