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Metaphysical meaning of Nimrod (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Nimrod (mbd)
Nimrod, nim-rod (Heb.)--self-ruling will; arbitrary sway; fallen from allegiance; insubordination; rebellion; revolution; anarchy; despotism; misrule; impiety.

a Son of Cush. "He was a mighty hunter before Jehovah" (Gen. 10:8, 9). b The land of Nimrod (Mic. 5:6).

Meta. Nimrod ("a mighty one in the earth," also, "a mighty hunter before Jehovah," and meaning self-ruling will, arbitrary sway, rebellion, despotism, misrule) pertains to the rule of personal will in the animal forces of the organism; also to a material belief in courage and might. The adverse phase of the ruling personal will of man is under the observation of Jehovah, the true Christ self of the individual, since the will, in the process of unfoldment spiritually, must be cleansed of its adverseness and be made subject to and unified with the divine will.

Nimrod brought forth in the material, as is evidenced by Genesis 10:10: "And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar." (See the metaphysical interpretations of these names.)

Preceding Entry: Nimrah
Following Entry: Nimshi