he Bible says that Nimrod was the first powerful man on earth . He was Noah’s great-grandson. Little is known about Nimrod’s life.
After the flood, Noah’s three sons had many descendants, which spread throughout the land. Cam, Noah’s youngest son, had a son named Cuxe, who begat Nimrod ( Genesis 10: 8 ).
See also: who was Noah?
Nimrod went to the Sinear region (Babylon) and founded several ancient cities . Then he went to the Assyrian region, where he founded Nineveh and other cities. Even long after, Assyria was still known as “the land of Nimrod” ( Micah 5: 6 ).
The kingdom of Nimrod was probably the first kingdom on earth after the flood. Because of this, he became known as the first powerful man on earth. Nimrod was also famous for being a brave hunter . His bravery has become a proverb. A very brave person was “brave as Nimrod” ( Genesis 10: 9-12 ).
Did Nimrod build the tower of Babel?
The Bible does not say that Nimrod built the tower of Babel. The tower was built in Sinear, the same region where Nimrod founded several cities ( Genesis 11: 2-4 ). However, the Bible makes no connection between Nimrod and the tower of Babel .
The tower of Babel may have been built before, during or after the time of Nimrod. The Bible does not say exactly when it was, so any connection with Nimrod is just speculation.
See here: what was the tower of Babel?
Was Nimrod good or bad?
The Bible does not say whether Nimrod was a good or bad man. It just says that he was a brave hunter who became powerful and founded several cities. The Bible has examples of both brave men who were good, like David, and brave men who were bad, like Saul. Nimrod’s power and ability to hunt do not inform us of his moral character.
There are several legends and theories about Nimrod, which arose many centuries later, but none have a biblical or historical basis. We must be careful with these stories, because they are not in the Bible, so they can be wrong.