Many are looking for a “savior” today. Some thing, some movement or some man to come along and make everything just and right. It really is nothing new under the sun. Just as it has been in ages past, so it is today.
The Bible says little about Nimrod. He is mentioned only four times. Twice being in the passage below:
Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.” — Geneis 10:8,9 –
The meaning of the name Nimrod — rebellion or the valiant.
The meaning of the word mighty — powerful; by implication, warrior, tyrant:– champion, chief, X excel, giant, man, mighty (man, one), strong (man), valiant man
The meaning of the word hunter is exactly as said, hunter.
Take all three words, combine the meanings and put them in one man — such as Nimrod — and what do you have? A man who was capable of hunting and providing food, who was looked up on as valiant, able to lead in such a way that he had all the nations joined as one in building the Tower of Babel. Perhaps even being worshipped because he was a great sign and wonder to many.
But, let us not forget a couple of things. It can also be said Nimrod was rebellious (such as his name means) and a tyrant (such as the word mighty means.)
History has seen many men like this. Men who are able to decieve multitudes into following them.