Nimrod, the Tower of Babel and Revelation

After studying and teaching on the Whore of Babylon in Revelation, I believe the Lord showed me a connection between Babel, the Tower of Babel and Nimrod. I concluded that Babylon came to be a reference to any government/economic/religious system that sets itself up against God.


In John's day, this was Rome. This explains the similarities in Revelation to ancient Rome. However, I reject the idea that Revelation essentially describes only events in our past. Instead, I believe it describes a recurring theme.

This is why Revelation should be understood as "already/now/not yet." In deed, we are told in Rev 1:18 that John was being shown what was, is and will occur.

I also concluded that Nimrod was the first and thus, the archetype antichrist. Once I understood this, the Babylon in Revelation made far more sense. It was Babel, Babylon in Daniel's day, Rome of John's day and future Babylon(s).

Similarities to the Nimrod story, Daniel's prophecies, allusions to the Nero myth (in Rev. 13) and various similarities to Rome; and the fact that some events clearly have yet to occur attest to this. Thus, again, the "already/now/not yet" framework.

Further, essentially, there are three forms of Babylon, which sometimes are at odds with one another. These are the governmental, economic and religious manifestations. These frequently
are joined together. But in Revelation we see the eventual division between the religious Babylon and the governmental one.

So, like Nimrod, the final antichrist will be a world leader (or at least a leader of a major part of the world) who will use religion to rule economically and politically (similar to Hitler).

Eventually, his hatred of the religious Babylon (the Whore... a pseudo Christianity, perhaps Islam) will be manifest, perhaps as he holds himself up as the one to be worshiped (perhaps the Islamic Mahdi, who has stunning similarities to the Christian antichrist).

He will essentially be doing what Nimrod did: seeking to set himself up as a replacement for the true God and establishing an earthly utopia.

The antichrist will also be a mighty hunter who will spill the blood of Christians, all of whom will refuse to accept his leadership. Thankfully, just as God did to the first Babel and Nimrod, God will do to the final ones... He will destroy them and set up His Kingdom.

There may be a further parallel to the Genesis account in that, just as God established His earthly kingdom via Abraham (a contemporary of Nimrod), Isaac and Jacob after the fall of the tower and Nimrod, so to will He establish His Kingdom after the final Babylon and antichrist fall.

Comments for Nimrod, the Tower of Babel and Revelation

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 22, 2013
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Vatican is the Whore of Babylon
by: Levi

Thank you for you helpful insights on Nimrod.

In my studies is seems much more viable for the whore of Babylon to be the Vatican. As it appears, the world stage is being set for the one world govt/new world order. I can see the Nations being unified underneath the frame/precedent of the United Nations, G8, EU, North American Community and similar frameworks.

Under this context I can only see the Vatican taking it's place as one world religion, since they've already become quite universal in accepting Islam as a legitimate path to God. Not to mention the Jesuits position behind the founding of the Illuminati conspiracy theory, and the Vatican emerging interest in ET life and their observatory in Arizona (see Exo-vaticana by Chris Putnam, and Tom Horn).

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Nimrod & The Tower of Babel Discussion Forum.

Subscribe to The Bible Today, israel-a-history-of.com's free NEW Monthly Newsletter.  Explore the Bible in the world of history, science, space, politics & more.

E-mail Address
First Name
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you The Bible Today.

We have listened to your advice and added a Site Search Engine tool. Enter the term or terms you wish to search www.israel-a-history-of.com for and check out the results! We hope this helps you in your study of God's Word!

POPULAR TOPICS

The links below provide further  study on topics similar to this page.

King David of Israel

The Tower of Babel

The Book of Isaiah

The Sons of Noah

BIBLE MAPS

Explore the land of the Old Testament! View these maps of the Bible.

Map of Palestine

Map of Ancient Mesopotamia

Old Testament Map

MORE OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE MAPS

The Battle of Jericho