The Legend of Nimrod and His Tower
This chapter reviews the history of biblical interpretation with regard to Nimrod (Ham's grandson through Cush), who is described in Genesis 10:6–12 as “a mighty hunter before the Lord.” The roots of Nimrod's traditional association with the Tower of Babel are explored, as is the evolution of Nimrod's personification of the more aggressive and rebellious dimensions of the Hamitic curse. The beginning of Nimrod's explicit racialization is located in the work of nineteenth‐century author Alexander Hislop.
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