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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God. He was the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah, a bold man, and of great strength of hand. He persuaded them not to ascribe it to God, as if it was through his means they were happy, but to believe that it was their own courage which procured that happiness. He also gradually changed the government into tyranny, seeing no other way of turning men from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence on his power. He also said he would be revenged on God, if he should have a mind to drown the world again; for that he would build a tower too high for the waters to be able to reach! and that he would avenge himself on God for destroying their forefathers !

from Josephus --not inspired Scripture, but a fascinating description of Nimrod (a type of the antichrist)and his rebellion against God and why the Tower of Babel was built. Note the bold print--is that not today?

5 posted on 11/25/2012 6:33:40 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: WalterSkinner

Nimrod, the mighty hunter. Don’t know about the validity of the comment by Josephus. However, the world has seen its share of individuals with that mindset down through history.


6 posted on 11/25/2012 6:36:15 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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