Chapter 22. Nimrod and Babel City

In the ancient world a city was constructed for protection; they were generally described as city-state fortresses with very large walls. “Built” in Genesis 11:4 is defined in Hebrew as to build or rebuild, indicating Babel city was either built anew at that time or renovated from an antediluvian city to enclose and safeguard the tower project. City/`iyr is defined as anguish, terror, and place guarded by a waking watch. `Iyr derives from `uwr, meaning to wake, watch, and incite—the same word Watcher/`Iyr, derives from. One muses whether fortress city-states originated with the fallen Watchers and/or Azazel before the flood as part of the arts of war taught to Nephilim.

The Noahite actions directly contradicted God’s command for Noah and his sons to multiply and replenish the earth, and seemingly an antichrist doctrine to remain gathered. Moreover, “make us a name” is translated from shem meaning a mark, memorial, name, and reputation, just as “renown” in the men of renown, Nephilim in Genesis 6:4, derives equally from shem and shamayim. The Noahites collectively decided to build Babel city and tower so as not to be scattered. The inference is that the Noahites decided to huddle together behind walls for protection and because of fear.

The original Hebrew text’s details indicate that the city-state fortress was a defensive maneuver. So, who were the Noahites so afraid of? To whom was the message of “make us a name” addressed to? One suspects Nephilim and/or Rephaim were the motivation. Scripture does not directly indicate giant involvement, but one might deduce giants were the source to the terror driven decision provided for building Babel city.

Scripture indicates Nimrod, son of Cush, was the warrior leader of the Noahites who built or renovated Babel city. He was a described as a mighty hunter who began to be a “mighty one” in the earth. “Mighty” is used four times to describe Nimrod to underscore his possible size, his strength, his warrior prowess, his political power, and his political agenda. Mighty/gibbowr is defined as powerful, strong, warrior, tyrant, chief, and sometimes a giant…

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