Chapter 29: The Tower At Babel
It is likely Nimrod must have been sympathetic to the Nephilim and their followers, when one considers the kind of government Nimrod imposed (like that of Gibborim and Nephilim), alongside the mystical, pagan religion of Hermes, which Nimrod further imposed on the people of Shinar. I, therefore, conclude that Nimrod was lamenting over his fallen, idolized demigods and the descendants of Cain, not his own ancestry dating back to Seth.
The new doctrines included the promises of renewed enlightenment, the ancient knowledge and beliefs of Atlantis and the entire antediluvian world, the occult, idolatry, secret rituals, and secret societies. But try as the followers of Nimrod must have done, not all the people of Shinar would convert and worship the pantheon of gods. Not all of the people were gullible enough to willingly come out in open rebellion against God. Some, and more likely many, held true to God and His righteous ways, rejecting the new Nephilim doctrine being introduced by Nimrod. In order for the postdiluvian rebellion to have fully taken hold and to ultimately succeed, more was required than the art of deceptive persuasion.
This was when Nimrod usurped absolute control over all the governing bodies in the first coup d’état of the postdiluvian age. Nimrod became a Gibborim, a potentate like that of the antediluvian Nephilim. According to Josephus, Nimrod changed the nature of the government to tyranny 13 under his brutal and evil dictatorship, just as an evil potentate would do, and even more importantly, just as an evil Nephilim potentate would do. Through the brutal and corrupt power of his government, Nimrod imposed his will and state- sponsored religion upon the people of Shinar. Through brute force and fear, Nimrod was successful in implementing his rebellious and heretical religion on most of the people at that time. Those who did not abide by the new ways were callously removed, likely by death, from the so- called enlightened, foreshadowing the great end- time genocide that will be waged first by the religion of Babylon (Rev. 7:1–17; Rev. 18:24; and Rev. 19:2) and then by the Antichrist (Rev. 13:5–18).