Genesis 10:8 - 10 b tells us: Kush fathered Nimrod, who was the first powerful ruler on earth. He was a nighty hunter before Adonai-this is why people say, "Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before Adonai. His kingdom began with Babel, Erekh, Akkad, and Kalneh, in the land of Shinar. Ashur (Nimrod) went out from that land and built Ninveh and Kelach-the great city. The Complete Jewish Bible
Nimrod is known to be the first anti-Christ. His name means "The Rebel." His goal was to build a tower to reach the throne of God. He wanted to be God's equal. He even wanted to be God.
Those of us who are familiar with the Book of Jasher know that Nimrod was raised to be a spoiled brat. Cush had him in his old age and 'loved him exceedingly'.
Also, Cush was the son of Ham and Ham was the son of Noah. And during the time that Noah was moving out of the Ark, Ham stole something special. He took the garments that God had made for Adam and Eve after they were deceived by the serpent.
In the Book of Jasher, chapter 7, you will read that Ham gave these garments to Cush in secret. So Cush passed them onto Nimrod. After he turned twenty, he put these garments on. These clothes gave him 'might and strength'. He became a famous warrior and people looked up to him, eventually making him king.
Jasher 7: 45-47 "And all the 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 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, and they were all under his power and counsel.
And all the earth was one tongue and words of union, but Nimrod did not go in the ways of the Lord, and he was more wicked than all the men that were before him, from the days of the flood until those days.
And he made gods of wood and stone, and he bowed down to them, and he rebelled against the Lord, and taught all his subjects and the people of the earth his wicked ways...et al" The Books of Enoch, Jubilees, and Jasher
You can read more about Nimrod in Genesis 11.
I find it interesting that he obviously had a big ego and had pretty much made himself a god. This sounds a little like Lucifer. But he's a whole other post.
Before I go, thought I'd post this video for you all. This guy makes the story of Nimrod and the Tower of Babel all the more interesting.
Hope everyone has a great week. See you on Thursday when I post another chapter to The Immoral.
Hugs and chocolate, all!