[b-hebrew] Nimrod?

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Tue Mar 25 17:43:11 EDT 2008

Dear Eva,

While hunting is probably not the Bible's ideal occupation and the prophets 
(at least Isaiah) foretold a future age in which all creatures will live in 
peace, Nimrod did not live in the ideal future Utopia. No-where does the 
Bible claim that hunting alone makes a man "evil". The Bible does not forbid 
hunting or eating animals. God DID command animal sacrifices - the prophets 
explained that sacrifices alone do not atone for wrongdoing - they must be a 
part of a proccess of repentence.

Yigal Levin

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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Nimrod?

> By saying he was a mighty hunter before God says he was not in line with 
> God's first intention Gen 1:29. Nor when Noah offered his sacrifice 
> Genesis 8:21 The LORD smelled the soothing aroma; and the LORD said to 
> Himself, "I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the 
> intent of man's heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again 
> destroy every living thing, as I have done.
> The evil in the heart of man is according to to old test. prophets is God 
> does not want sacrifice of animals, that does not take away sin. But 
> rather a new heart in line with Gods' thinking.
> contrast to  Isaiah 11:6 And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the 
> leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and 
> the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
> Again no hunting or death in the beginning of the new age.
> Even when Isreal was led by God, manna was given.
> In view of this I cannot understand why you would think that Nimrod was a 
> good (tob)man. God said in the beginning that it was good (tob) before 
> death. So in light of this Nimrod would be a bad person.
> Eva Ritsema
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