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Origin of the name NIMROD.
Etymology of the name NIMROD.
Meaning of the baby name NIMROD.


NIMROD (נִמְרוֹד).  Biblical.  Hebrew Nimrodh (a rebel) or Akkadian Na-Marad (prince of Marad).  Most authors render it "a rebel."

NIMROD, the Assyrian name which the Egyptians changed into Namrut when it was borne by the princes of the XXIInd dynasty.
    Nimrod.  According to Gen. x. 8-10, Nimrod was the son of Cush, and a mighty hunter, the beginning of whose kingdom "was Babel and Erech, and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar."  Shinar is Sumir or Sungir (North-western Chaldea), and Cush is probably to be identified with the Cassi or Cossaeans of Susiania.  Nimrod has been identified with Merodach, whose Accadian name was Amar-ud, and who was also the patron of Babylon, and a divine hunter, as well as with Izdubar, the hero of the great Babylonian epic, who seems to have come from the town of Marad, and was reputed "a mighty hunter."  Izdubar was the Greek Herakles, and his twelve adventures answer to the twelve labours of Herakles.  As both Merodach and Izdubar were solar heroes, the identification of Nimrod with both can be well maintained. (An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).

NIMROD.  [Hebrew Nimrodh = "rebellious," a "rebel" (?), from maradh = "to be rebellious" (Gesenius), or from Akkadian Na-Marad = "prince of Marad" (?) (Sayce), who, however, adds that such a title has not been found on the inscriptions (Fresh Light, 45)].
    A son of Cush, and "a mighty hunter before the Lord," but it is not recorded whether the game after which he went consisted of animals, of men, or of both.  He was a potent monarch, "the beginning of his kingdom" being "Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar" (Gen. x. 8-10; 1 Chron. i. 10).  The "land of Nimrod" in Micah v. 6, means either Babylonia or Assyria, it is doubtful which.  No mention of Nimrod under that name has as yet been found in the Assyrian records.  Some scholars suggest that he may have been the same as Gisdhubar, who was the special deity of the town of Morad (see etym.).  But Gisdhubar was originally the Accadian god of fire, worshipped afterwards by the Assyrians as a solar hero.  His identity with Nimrod is therefore far from established (Cf. Sayce, Herodotus, 367; Fresh Light, 29, 44, 45).  The temple of the seven spheres, by some identified with the Tower of Babel, still remains as a ruin on the top of a hill at what once was Borshippa near Babylon; it is called, apparently after the mighty hunter Birs Nimrud. (The Sunday School Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter, 1894)


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