WHO LED THE REBELLION AT THE TOWER OF BABEL? The conventional view is that it was Nimrod. This view is elaborated on in the Book of Jasher and in the storytelling of Josephus, the Hebrew historian who wrote his Jewish histories for the Roman world.
But there’s a problem. The correct biblical timeline provided in the Septuagint (LXX) conveys that Nimrod was likely born 100 years after the Tower of Babel event. Someone else in his ancestry led the rebellion – his father, Cush.
The Book of Jasher is primarily to blame for the disinformation that has been the foundation … Read More
I owe you an apology. I have been missing in action for almost 3 months and have not informed you about the reason. This short note seeks to provide that information.
My wife has been quite ill and has had to be in clinics for treatments for various serious issues. Her most recent challenge is her right eye. A few weeks ago she developed an ulcer in her eye and also a fungal infection. Neither we nor the doctors have any clue why this has occurred.
We continue visiting the doctor(s) twice weekly. The visits are not … Read More
No doubt, one of the most intriguing characters in the Old Testament is Nimrod, son of Cush, and grandson of Ham. His name often comes up as the archetype of the Antichrist. It turns out that when we dig into the story surrounding Nimrod, there is much more we can say about his importance than just speculating he is the figure who appears again in “the last days” as the Antichrist (“who was, is not, but will be again,” Revelation 17:8). The following post is drawn from REBOOTING THE BIBLE, PART 2, Chapter 4.
In a recent post that got a lot of attention, I spoke about three different view on what caused the world to be divided and for the peoples of the world to scatter, post-Flood. The usual position is that the incident at the Tower of Babel was the cause. When the Tower was supposedly knocked down, the city was abandoned, and the peoples went there separate ways, the world after the Great Flood of Noah, was replenished with humans, all from the sons of Noah, sometime after the Ark came to rest (estimates vary from 100 to 300 years afterward).
In this article drawn from the first book in a two part series, I provide an overview of what is discussed in PART 2 of Rebooting the Bible. This introduction was provided in PART 1. Obviously this illustrates that the two Parts of the story were known from the outset of the effort and are complementary. PART 2 IS NOW OUT! Readers are showing strong interest in the book. My thanks to you.
You should find this quick introduction helpful in deciding whether you want to get your copy of PART … Read More
Bible Prophecy, Geopolitical Analysis, Theological History