A couple of weeks ago I posted an article about the world before the great flood, according the book of Genesis. Cain and his descendents went into the land of Nod and founded a civilization.
After the flood only Noah and his family survived, which I also discussed in another post. In that article I stated that I write about Nimrod and the world government he founded at Babel.
Four years ago I wrote about Nimrod in a post titled, “The Beginning of Babylon.” Below is part of this article.
Nimrod was the son of Noah's grandson Cush. Genesis 10:9 states that he was "a mighty hunter before the Lord." By reading this passage, you may be given the impression that Nimrod was a good man, but he was not. If he had been the scriptures would have said "a mighty hunter of the Lord." Some Scholars claim that he married his mother.
Verse 10 states that he went into the land of Shinar, (Mesopotamia or Babylon) and founded four kingdoms. The names of these kingdoms were Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh. Afterwards he went into Asshur, (Assyria) and founded Nineveh, Rehoboth, and Calah.
At this time in Biblical History, all the people of the world lived close together, and spoke one language. The city of Babel was the heart of civilization. In Genesis 11, the people decided to build a great tower in Babel. The tower would serve as temple to their strange gods. They also wanted to stand back and say, "Look what we have done with our own hands." While they were building the tower, God came down to Earth and confused their language. The construction of the tower stopped and the people of Earth scattered.
Many Bible scholars believed that the people were divided into three main groups.
They base this on Noah's three sons, Shem, Japheth, and Ham. The descendants of Shem go into to Asia, Japheth's settle in Europe, and Ham's in Africa
After God scattered the people, a group at Babel remained. In Genesis 14, Amraphel of Shinar is one of the Kings who allies with Chedorlamer, King of Elam. They go to war against Sodom, Gomorah, Admah, Zeboiium, and Zoar. This is the first war recorded in the Bible. Some Scholars believe that Amraphel was an ancestor to Nebuchadnezzar.
As most of you know I am teaching the book of Revelation in Sunday School, and will soon bring all this together. Our Founding Fathers knew the scriptures, and gave us government based on the Constitution. They learned from the past that world empires bring tyranny and destruction.
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