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Nimrod (son of Cush)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Nimrod, Son of Cush
Nimrod, Son of Cush (נִמְרֹד‎, nimrod). A mighty hunter listed in the Table of Nations as a descendant of Cush (Gen 10:8).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Nimrod (Person)
NIMROD (PERSON) [Heb nimrōd (נִמְרֹד)]. A pre-Israelite hero mentioned in Gen 10:8 (= 1 Chr 1:10), 9–12, and Mic 5:5—Eng 5:6 The Genesis passage, part of the Table of Nations of chap. 10, but marked out from the rest by its narrative, not simply genealogical, character, is regularly assigned to J. It
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Nimrod
Nimrod. Cush’s son and grandson of Ham the son of Noah (Gn 10:8; 1 Chr 1:10). He is described as “the first man of might on earth” and “a mighty hunter” (Gn 10:8, 9). Nimrod was the first to establish a great empire and was a well-known hunter. Tradition makes him ruler over Babylon and Akkad in southern
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Nimrod
Nimrod nimʹrod [Heb nimrōḏ]. A heroic figure listed as the son of Cush among the descendants of Ham in Gen. 10:8–12.Nimrod is mentioned only three times in the OT: Gen. 10:8–12; 1 Ch. 1:10; Mic. 5:6 (MT 5). The Genesis tradition comprises an ancient fragment of Semitic historiography, which by its
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Nimrod
NIMROD Cush’s son and grandson of Ham the son of Noah (Gn 10:8; 1 Chr 1:10). He is described as “the first man of might on earth” and “a mighty hunter” (Gn 10:8–9). Nimrod was the first to establish a great empire and was a well-known hunter. Tradition makes him ruler over Babylon and Akkad in southern
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Nimrod
NIMROD. A descendant of Ham through Cush who early distinguished himself throughout the region of Mesopotamia (Gen 10:8–12). He is described as “a mighty one in the earth” (v. 8) and “a mighty hunter before the Lord” (v. 9), probably signifying that he was one of the first recorded potentates in history
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Nimrod
NIMROD. The name of the son of Cush, an early warrior, or hero (gibbōr), who lived in Babylonia, where his kingdom included Babylon, Erech and Akkad (Gn. 10:8–10; 1 Ch. 1:10). He was father or founder of Nineveh and Calah in Assyria (Gn. 10:11) and was famous as a hunter (v. 9). The land adjacent to
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Nimrod
Nimrod (Heb. nimrôḏ)A famed war hero and hunter (Gen. 10:8–12; 1 Chr. 1:10; Mic. 5:6 [MT 5]), subject also of pre- and postbiblical literature and legends. At face value the biblical texts relate to the Hamitic Cush of Gen. 10:6–7, but the Cush of v. 8 may be a Kassite (Akk. kaššû/kuššû). Theories
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Nimrod
Nimrod [nĭmˊrŏd] (Heb. nimrōḏ, nimrôo̱d; from māraaḏ “to rebel [?]”; LXX Gk. Nebrōd). The son of Cush, and the first mighty man and hunter (Gen. 10:8–9; 1 Chr. 1:10, “a mighty one in the earth”). Nimrod’s kingdom began with Babel, Erech, and Accad in the land of Shinar; he then expanded
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Nimrod
NIMROD נמרודI. In the Hebrew Bible, Nimrod is the name of a Mesopotamian →hero known to have been a famous hunter as well as the founder of major Mesopotamian cities and of the first state in (post-diluvian) primaeval times. The name Nimrod might be interpreted as a 1st pl. qal of the root mrd (‘to
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Nimrod
NIMROD The son of Cush and the grandson of Ham, listed in the Table of Nations (Gen 10:8; 1 Chr 1:10). He is described as the first of the heroes after the Flood, a mighty hunter and ruler of the cities of Babel (Babylon), Erech (Uruk), and Akkad (Agade), in the land of Shinar (Babylonia) (Gen 10:9–10);
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Nimrod
Nimrod. Acc. to Gen. 10:8–10 Nimrod was the first of the ‘heroes’ and a ‘mighty hunter before the Lord’, and founded the Assyrian Empire. In Babylonian mythology he is paralleled by the figure of *Gilgamesh, the tyrant of Erech. The only other references to him in the Bible are at 1 Chron. 1:10 and Mic.
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Relatives
Cush Father
Havilah Brother
Seba Brother
Raamah Brother
Sabtah Brother
Sabteca Brother
Ham Grandfather
Canaan Uncle
Heth Cousin
Sheba Nephew
Dedan Nephew
Put Uncle
Sidon Cousin
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