Genesis IV | Nimrod: The Tower of Babel
Nimrod and the Tower of Babel is part IV of the Genesis Documentary Study Series by Trey Smith and God in a Nutshell. In this film we explore the evidence of the Biblical Nimrod in the ancient lands of Sumer and Akkad. We will also take a deeper look at the meaning of Dark Lord Nimrod's Tower of Babel.
The Dark Tower
The fertile crescent, often referred to as “the cradle of civilization” is a rather mysterious and debated place. What was undoubtedly once a lush and beautiful region is now little more than a desolate desert . . . and yet the ancients speak of the existence of civilization once there of positively stunning proportions.
Trey Smith’s examination of ancient texts and artifacts paints a vivid picture of what that civilization was, and how it fell. Drawing from ancient Sumerian and Akkadian tablets, and other records—including the Sumerian Kings List—the film looks at figures like “The Lord of Arrata,” and examines ancient sites, such as the Ziggurat of Eridu.
The film also delves into the occult origins and nature of the Tower of Babel.
All occult on Earth begins with the occult summoning and demon worship at the Tower of Babel (Ziggurat of Eridu.) Nimrod, builder of the Tower of Babel, was the first king of all earth following the flood of Noah.
Nimrod could be considered the father of occult this side of the flood. He was essentially a warlord, controlling the first little city settlements in Samaria (Assyria) such as Ur, Uruk, Eridu, and the earliest sites of recorded human history in the fertile crescent. All occult today is a derivative of both Babylonian and Egyptian occult. The occult of both Egypt and Babylon were derived and expanded upon from the practices right there, at the Tower of Babel, with Nimrod.
And they said, Come, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. +++ Genesis 11:4 +++
Nimrod’s Tower of Babel: The Eridu Genesis
The Sumerian Flood Account (known as the Eridu Genesis) is a Mesopotamian text relating to the Great Flood, also covered in later works such as the Atrahasis and The Epic of Gilgamesh.
Eridu, Iraq is commonly considered the first city in the world, as it was considered such by the ancient Sumerians. It is among the most ancient of the ruins from Mesopotamia. Eridu is said by the Sumerians to have been created by the gods and was home to the great god Enki (also known as Ea by the Akkadians.)
Eridu is the likely location of Nimrod’s Tower of Babel.
Eridu, in the days of Nimrod (Enmerkar in Sumerian,) was a lush sea port city. The map below shows Mesopotamia as it was (roughly) in those times.
8 Cush was the father of Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; that is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord.” Genesis 10:8-9
Sumerian King List Basic Outline
To understand the rise of Nimrod as lord and king of ancient Sumer, we will look at the third section of the Sumerian Kings List (lines 95-133.)
The third section of the Sumerian Kings List (lines 95-133) contains the rise and consolidation of power over the tribes, princes and tongues witnessed in both Genesis 10 and 11.
Sumerian Kings List (lines 95-133):
These are the names of the kings as they are given, in order, in section three (lines 95-133) of the Sumerian Kings List:
- Utu (Ham)
- Mesh-ki-ang-gasher (Cush)
- Enmerkar (Nimrod)
- Lugalbanda (Chedorlaomer of Elam)
- Dumuzid (Tammuz, consort of Inanna, also called, Enkidu)
- Gilgamesh (son of Lugalbanda)
Nimrod’s name in Sumerian: Enmerkar
In Sumerian En means Lord. The Me (Mes) means secret knowledge from the gods (from Enki). In the case of Mer it is the root of Merman, or later gods such as Dagon. And, lastly, the Kar means hunter.
Nimrod, we read, was a “mighty hunter.”
For a more in-depth article on the Biblical Nimrod in Sumerian and Akkadian documents, please click here.