[b-hebrew] b-hebrew Digest, Nimrod?

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Mon Mar 24 23:07:58 EDT 2008

Is not the name NIMROD a variant of the names MRODAK [see Isaiah 39:1  
and notice that BAL)ADAN is possibly BA(AL-)ADAN], MORDKAY [or  
MARDKAY of Esther 2:5] and the present day names of MURAD, MORDUK and  
MARZUK? I can hardly see MORDKAY as meaning 'the rebel'.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Mar 24, 2008, at 4:23 PM, thebodyofjesusthenazoraion at juno.com wrote:

> First, what does the name Nimrod mean? It comes from the Hebrew  
> verb marad, meaning "rebel." Adding an "n" before the "m" it  
> becomes an infinitive construct, "Nimrod." (see Kautzsch 1910: 137  
> 2b, also BDB 1962: 597). The meaning then is "The Rebel." Thus  
> "Nimrod" may not be the character's name at all. It is more likely  
> a derisive term of a type, a representative, of a system that is  
> epitomized in rebellion against the Creator, the one true God.  
> Rebellion began soon after the Flood as civilizations were  
> restored. At that time this person became very prominent.
> go to
> http://www.christiananswers.net/dictionary/nimrod.html
> My question is, is this true?
> Eva Ritsema
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