Nimrod was the originator of Sun Worship. His name (in Hebrew “Na-marood”) has been derived from the Hebrew verb “Marad” which means “To rebel”. Nimrod was born in 3275 BC. about 95 years after the flood.
He claimed to have the wisdom of the world that was before the flood. He told them, “I know the truth, and I know the mysteries and the secrets.” Nimrod and Semiramis revived occult practices that caused the flood in the first place. They claimed to be the wise ones. When you see a Pagan god with two faces such as, Janis, it represents the knowledge of the secrets of the world before the flood and the secrets after the flood. The person who holds these secrets is the eternal keeper of the kingdom and the gatekeeper to hell and the underworld, so the legend goes. In the bible only Jesus had this authority. Nimrod probably did know the secrets. The Nephilum were still on the earth and there are various sources that state that he acquired the knowledge from two fallen angels. Those fallen angels were called Horus and Marduk. He also had incredible magical powers given to him by those fallen angels. Nimrod set himself up as superior to God in every conceivable way.
Nimrod, the great astronomer, and astrologer, traced the circular path followed by the Sun in the sky during the various seasons to complete the annual solar cycle. This is called the Zodiac, which he divided into twelve more or less regular portions or months, to be able to forecast more accurately what could best be grown in that particular period, what influence it would have upon plants, animals and even human beings. He claimed that each of these constellations of the Zodiac controlled and guided the lives, career, health, character, behaviour, marriage and destiny of that person, who was born during its corresponding period of influence.
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He gave to each of these twelve guides or satellites of the Sun an appropriate name, sign and period of influence. The names have changed with the changes of languages but the principles have remained the same throughout these 4,000 years.
The offering of human sacrifice was common in these rituals in Nimrod’s day. Anybody who refused to accept Nimrod teachings was tortured and if he still dissented then he was put to death. A reign of tyranny was started against the believers in the God of Noah. Nimrod wiped out all opposition to his Anti-God teachings. He took the truth of God and perverted it, changed it into a lie.
When Shem, Nimrod’s great uncle, saw what was happening he became troubled. He knew this to be the same sin that brought the destruction of the world through the flood. He raised an army with 72 co-conspirators to destroy Nimrod. In the battle Nimrod was captured and his body was hacked into pieces. Shem told his co-conspirators each to take a piece of Nimrod’s body and distribute it to a city under his rule. The pieces were sent throughout the kingdom with the message to show that Nimrod was not a god and if any were found in the same practice as Nimrod, their fate would also be the same. The dismembering of Nimrod is opposite to no bones being broken of Jesus Christ at his death.
Since Nimrod was the leader of a great empire you would expect to find other details about him in other literature. In Sumerian history there is a story about a man who fits his description. Likewise the same person is mentioned by the Babylonians, the Hittites, the Assyrians and even in Palestine. That person was Gilgamesh. The first clay tablets naming him were found among the ruins of the temple library of the god Nabu (Biblical Nebo) and the palace library of Ashurbanipal in Nineveh. Gilgamesh was a vile, filthy, man. Yet the myth says of him that he was “2/3 god and 1/3 man.”
Legend has it that he wore the clothes of Adam. The clothes that God had made in the garden of Eden. These clothes had been handed down to Seth who then handed them down through the generations to Noah. The legend says that when Adam wore the clothes the animals obeyed him. Nimrod got possession of these clothes and he discovered that he then had the same affect on the animals hence why he was called the great hunter and conqueror of wild animals.
This is what Josephus writes about Nimrod: “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 (Ant. 1: iv: 2). What Josephus says here is precisely what is found in the Gilgamesh epics.
Nimrod’s followers were frightened because they worshipped him as a god who would live forever. Now that he was clearly dead, the continuation of his religion was in question. Cush, his father, was already shamed for his actions. He was not able to, once again, unite the people under this Babylonian system of old. But this would be accomplished by another character in Babylon: a woman.