What is the meaning of "Nimrod was a mighty hunter before the Lord?"


Genesis 10:9

ESV - 9 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord. Therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the Lord.

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Dsc 0043 Tim Collinson Tim Collinson
The word before is not, in favour of or, on behalf of. The unfortunate translation does not help,but from what I remember it was "in defiance" or rebellion against the Lord. Another way to look at it is Nimrod "faced up" against the Lord, or provoked in the way he behaved. 

it was he(Nimrod) who founded the ancient city of Babel (later to be called Babylon). This was the first act of apostasy i.e. man saying that he was not going to trust God and would do it his (self) way; that is live independently of the Lord. (I am just being short in my answer).

February 12 2014 1 response Vote Up Share Report

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