The Identity of Nimrod

Archaeological excavations in ancient Mesopotamia reveal striking parallels between the Bible’s King Nimrod and the ancient Semitic ruler Sargon the Great, thus confirming the biblical king’s historicity. The Old Testament mentions Nimrod four times, calling him...
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9 thoughts on “The Identity of Nimrod

  1. I was taught by many bible experts that nimrod had no son. that is why it does not mention any heirs.

  2. Liked your article. Dr., you might enjoy the 3000pgs of details of identities of ALL the Genesis 10 patriarchs by Dr John D Pilkey. See Amazon under his name and my name ‘editor’. Ross S Marshall.
    Nimrod = Sargon = Rue = also = Ningirsu = Ninurta
    Manishtusu = Menes = Serug
    Naram-Sin = Narmer= Nahor

  3. True NimRod and Sargon are the same people. He was of African descent, a black Cushite king who civilized Mesopotamia. Jewish historians has tried to cover this up for years. The Hamites, so called cursed, black race are the true civilizers of the world. So NimRod was created to destroy that legacy, and set them self’s up as the chosen race. Therefore giving them self rights to land and resources. There for the story of cursed be Canaan a slave of slaves was give life. Why else would black be made weak, and NimRod made dumb???

  4. Abraham was a horite , and the horites were a priestly class , Moses was a horite also . They believed that horus was the son of god . The god introduced himself to moses as eyah ashur eyah, meaning Iam ashar Iam. Ashar was the chief god of the Assyrians. Abrahams father Terah was a servant of nimrod a general in nimrods army . Nimrod was the egyptian Osiris and horus the risen Osiris . Youll see horis with the wedjet eye , representing the kundalini shakti . It was the wedjet eye that confered legitimate kingship of the pharoh . All pharohs were horus the bull representing strong kingship the bull also represented the moon . ( archetype ) . The lunar or bull archetype along with the fire wedjet eye represents a high priest king . Youll see the serpent in egypt protruding from the pharohs crown .

    1. Guess you can make up anything you want on the internet Beth

      The Horites were an ancient people group who had some dealings with Abraham’s family and the Edomites. The little we know of the Horites comes completely from Scripture.

      The Horites are first mentioned in Genesis 14:6. They were defeated by the alliance of kings that also defeated the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah and took Lot and his family captive. The Horites are mentioned as living in Mt. Seir at that time.

      The Horites are next mentioned in Genesis 36 where Esau’s descendants are listed. Esau settled in the hill country of Seir, which was also the territory of the descendants of Seir the Horite. It would make sense that, if Seir was the leader of the clan, he would name the mountain area where he and his clan settled as Mt. Seir. The descendants of Seir are given in some detail in verses 20–30, and they are noted as Horite chieftains. Deuteronomy 2:12 tells us that Esau’s descendants displaced and destroyed the Horites. Deuteronomy 2:22 tells us that the Lord destroyed the Horites so that Esau’s descendants could inhabit their territory, also called Edom.

      Beyond this, there is no more information about the Horites. They are last mentioned in Deuteronomy 2, except for 1 Chronicles 1, which simply reiterates the information found in the Pentateuch.

      While Genesis does provide some detailed information about the descendants of Seir the Horite, we know very little about the larger group of Horites or even if there was a larger group. The etymology of the term Horite may have to do with those who dwell in a “cave” or “hole.” It is possible that the Horites were cave-dwellers or that Seir himself was a cave-dweller so that the name “Seir the Horite” simply means “Seir the cave dweller.” If this is true, then Seir may have been the first of the line, and, as his family/clan grew, the description eventually took the force of a proper noun—much the same way that last names developed in English usage during the Middle Ages.

      The fact that the Horites are mentioned in Scripture with no introduction or explanation would indicate that the original hearers/readers of Genesis were familiar with them and the location of Mt. Seir. There are many things in Scripture that we wonder about because we are separated by so many years. For the original audience, the accounts of the Horites would have been rather recent history and required no further explanation

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