Yesterday I began a series on kings of the bible. Today I turn to our first king — Nimrod.
Encyclopedia Britannica has a nice short summary entry on Nimrod that I share with you here to get us started:
“ Nimrod, also spelled Nemrod, legendary biblical figure of the book of Genesis. Nimrod is described in Genesis 10:8–12 as “the first on earth to be a mighty man. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord.” The only other references to Nimrod in the Bible are Micah 5:6, where Assyria is called the land of Nimrod, and I Chronicles 1:10, which reiterates his might. The beginning of his kingdom is…