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Nimrod


Nim’rod (rebellion; or the valiant), a son of Cush and grandson of Ham. The events of his life are recorded in Gen. 10:8ff., from which we learn (1) that he was a Cushite; (2) that he established an empire in Shinar (the classical Babylonia), the chief towns being Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh; and (3) that he extended this empire northward along the course of the Tigris over Assyria, where he founded a second group of capitals, Nineveh, Rehoboth, Calah, and Resen.