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The Two Babylons
A. The Curse of Noah
After the great deluge it so happened that one day Noah had got drunk, and his clothes fell off his body. His son Ham, seeing the nakedness of his father made fun of it before his two elder brothers. When Noah came to know of it he cursed Ham and his children (Genesis 9 : 21-22, 24-26).
The cursed Ham gave birth to a number of sons. One of them was Cush (Genesis 10 : 6). Just before his death Cush took a beautiful young virgin named Semiramis for a wife. He died on the very next day after he had consummated his marriage with Semiramis, who thus became pregnant. Approximately nine months later in or about 2275 BC Semiramis gave birth to a posthumous son, now famous under the title of Nimrod. She claimed that she was a virgin and that Nimrod was a divine child born without any human contact. The Bible refutes this false claim as follows:-
"And Cush begat Nimrod : he began to be a mighty one in the earth" (Genesis 10 : 8).
Thus it is observed that Nimrod was the great-grandson of Noah through his cursed son Ham!
In all his 350 years after the deluge, Noah did not make himself king over his human family, even though he was the family head of the whole human race (Genesis 9:28). The reason apparently was that he looked upon the true God as his Ruler and King. Therefore, so long as Noah was alive, no question arose of any one being made a king over the human race.
Noah died in 2020 BC. But Nimrod forcibly made himself the first king of mankind after the deluge about 2250 BC (about 230 years before the death of Noah). This is confirmed by the extensive research carried out by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania under the title of "Babylon the Great Has Fallen ! God's Kingdom Rules".
The first edition of 1963 records as following on page 23 :-
Nimrod, the first king reported among mankind, was not 'king by the grace of God'. We can see this from the purpose for which his capital city (Babylon) was built and from the attitude God took towards it".
B. The meaning of Nimrod
Nimrod (in Hebrew "Na-marood") has been derived from the Hebrew verb "Marad" which means "To rebel".
In this case the name "Namarood" would be actually the first person, plural number of the verb "Marad" in the jussive mood and would mean "We will rebel" or "Let us rebel" (page 21, Babylon the Great Has Fallen ! God's Kingdom Rules).
On page 22 of ibid is the following :-
"If the name Nimrod is thus taken from the verb meaning to rebel, then this name must have been given to this man after he had started out on his rebellious course ; it was not the name given to him at birth. But regardless of the exact meanings of his name, Nimrod displayed rebellion against Jehovah God in starting world politics and setting himself up as king. Babylon, his capital, thus was a kingdom in rebellion against God, the Universal Sovereign. So from her very start she was no part of the Universal organisation of Jehovah God, and Babylon never became part of it later on. She was never a kingdom of God. She never departed from her opposition to God".
True to his title of "Nimrod", this grandson of the cursed Ham, has become the source and origin of wickedness, rebellion and blasphemy throughout the earth.
C. The Popularity of Nimrod
The Encyclopedia Britannica, Volume 24, edition of 1911, page 617, under Semiramis gives the following information :-
"Of this we already have evidence in (the ancient Greek historian) Herodotus, who ascribes to her the banks that confined the Euphrates (i.184) and knows her name as borne by a gate of Babylon (iii 155) . . . according to the legends, in her birth as well as in her disappearance from earth, Semiramis appears as a goddess, the daughter of the fish-goddess Atargatis, and herself connected with the doves of Ishtar or Astarte".
Nimrod was brought up by Semiramis, an exceptionally clever woman, as a spoilt son, a mother's darling. He was himself very intelligent, a great leader of men, a mighty fighter in rebellion against the One True God (Genesis 10 ; 8-10).
Later as he grew up into a fine specimen of the radiance of youth, his jealous mother, the beautiful queen Semiramis made him her husband also. Thus Semiramis was both mother and wife of Nimrod ! On page 356 of "The Golden Bough" by Sir James George FRAZER - Abridged Edition published in 1950 by Macmillan & Co. Ltd., London, it is recorded as follows ;-
"The worship of the Great Mother of Gods and her lover / son was very popular under the Roman Empire. Inscriptions prove that the two received divine honors .... not only in Italy and especially at Rome, but also in the provinces, particularly in Africa, Spain, Portugal, France, Germany and Bulgaria. Their worship survived the Establishment of Christianity by Constantine ; for Symachus records the recurrence of the festival of the Great Mother and in the days of Augustine her effeminate priests still paraded the streets and squares of Carthage....."
It was the mother and son who discovered the manufacture of burnt clay bricks and cuneiform clay tablets which were burnt after being written on to make permanent records and established the first empire in the world with several other important and beautiful cities (Genesis 10 ; 10 & 11). Nimrod's popularity as the first King of Mankind, his clever administration at the guidance of his mother / wife, and his novel idea (such as even shooting and killing God Almighty) knew no bounds as we shall see later.
On page 22 of the research "Babylon the Great Has Fallen !" one reads that ancient Jewish historians have come to the finding that it was Nimrod who excited mankind to affront and contemn God. He persuaded them that their success in building Babel ("Bab" means gate or gateway whilst "El" means "the perfection - God". Therefore Babel stands for the gateway to success, progress, and perfection - or "Gate to Godhood") with its bridge across the Euphrates, its palaces, temples and its hanging gardens were not the work of God but that these achievements were the work of mankind by their intelligence, under his guidance and leadership.
Hence God was something to be ignored and for whom no necessity existed. The people should rely only upon the strength of their arms and their skill if they wanted success in life. It was defeatism and cowardice to put the blame for ones' shortcomings on God who did not come into the picture.
This has become the genesis on which all atheistic religions have since been based !
Anybody who refused to accept Nimrod was tortured and if he still dissented then he was put to death. Accordingly a reign of tyranny was started against the believers in the God of Noah. Nimrod thus wiped out all opposition to his Anti-God teachings.
D. Source of Nimrod's Power and Knowledge
Christian Churches and the learned European Scholars have carried out extensive researches:
1. "Babylon The Great Has Fallen ! God's Kingdom Rules," by Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, published in 1963.
2. "The Golden Bough" by Sir James George FRAZER, published in 1950 by Macmillan & Co. Ltd., London.
From these it appears that throughout the universe Nimrod is the source of mischief and wickedness, which did not die with him but is still continuing to influence many millions all over the world although over four thousand years have passed since. Nimrod was born in 3275 BC. about 95 years after the deluge.
1. The first use of irrigation in the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates for agriculture (This knowledge of building dams and digging canals was carried to Egypt from here).
2. The first extraction of copper.
3. The invention of manufacture of bronze.
4. Invention of sexagesimal system (i.e. Base 60) which divides a circle into 360 degrees, a degree into 60 minutes and a minute into 60 seconds.
5. The division of the day into 24 hours, each hour to consist of 60 minutes divided into 60 seconds. The new date commences from midnight instead of "Sun Set" as the time of Sun Set varied from day to day, hence this was not a scientific method according to Nimrod.
7. The twelve constellations of the Zodiac.
8. The calculation of the solar year comprising 365 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes and 30 seconds. (These ideas were taken to Egypt from here).
9. The division of the solar year into twelve months according to the twelve constellations of the Zodiac.
10. The calculation of the Horoscope based upon the Zodiac.
11. Astrology, palmistry and forecasting.
12. Making burnt clay bricks for buildings.
13. Mathematical calculations for large buildings, bridges, temples, palaces and dams.
14. Cuneiform Tablets.
15. Magic, the art of Witchcraft i.e. how to influence people without their realizing this fact.
16. The alteration of the commencement of the week from Saturday to Dies Solis" or Sun-god's day and the naming of the days after the various deities i.e. Sun's day, moon's day etc.
These and so many other notions and the prowess, which he displayed during his life, fill one with wonder and amazement as to how he could possibly have acquired so much knowledge, out of practically nothing. The high degree of perfection is evident from the fact that in these 4,000 years we have not advanced much further on many of these subjects beyond what he has disclosed -- especially in the calculation of the Solar Year, the method of computing and dividing days, hours, minutes, the twelve Zodiacal constellations, Astrology, Palmistry, and the Horoscope for forecasting.
It was Nimrod, who calculated and showed the "Precession of Equinox" with the same accuracy as done by astronomers of today, at "fifty second nine thirds and three fourths of a third of a degree" in a year, and by such calculation it can be computed that it takes the sun 2,150 years to retrograde out of one sign of the Zodiac into another. Hence he calculated the precession of equinox during his period was in the constellation of Aries i.e. from 2537 BC. to 388 BC. The people who went to Egypt from the Tower of Babel carried this knowledge with them and the old records of Egypt show this calculation by their priests.
Whilst on such subjects as "Magic", "Witchcraft" and how to influence other people to his ways of thought without their being aware of it or being able to get out of the spell cast, we the human race are still today far, far behind the powers he had attained and displayed.
Although 4,000 years have gone by yet the research by the Christian Churchs and European Scholars show that many millions of people are still under his magical spell and influence due to which they are following mechanically his teachings without even realizing what they are doing !
This is very vividly brought out in the Bible as :-
"Babylon.... made All The Earth drunken : the nations have drunken her wine ; therefore the nations are Mad" (Jeremiah 51 : 7).
The question is how he acquired such wondrous knowledge. The answer is found in the following books of research :-
1. "Tafrihul Askis Fil Ahwal Ul Ambia" written between 1261 and 1300 A.H. by Abdul Moshin Hasan Alvi KAKORI, son of martyr Abdul Hasan Hussain ALVI. The fourth Edition was published in two volumes by Munshi NAVALKISHORE, Lucknow in Urdu in 1342 A.H. = March 1924.
2. "Ashan ul Muwaiz" written by Abdul WAHED, son of Muhammad MOGNI, assisted by Khan Bahadur Hakim Md. AHSANULLAH. The original was written in Persian and completed in the year 1265 A.H. = 1848 A.D. Translated into Urdu by Syed Bakr Hussain KHAN, son of Syed Ali Naqi KHAN. Seventh Edition published by Munshi NAVALKISHORE, Locknow in 1926 in two volumes.
There are several researches. They all give the same basic information although derived independently from different sources.
Semiramis and Nimrod acquired their vast and intricate knowledge in so short a time from Horus and Marduk, the two fallen angles, who are hanging suspended in the underground well at Babel (pages 134 - 139, Vol. 1, Tafrihul Askia Fil Ahwal Ul AMBIA).
That is the reason why his "Magical" influence has been so very great that even though four thousand years have passed, yet the Hypnotic "Spell" cast by him on mankind, which he had learnt from these two fallen angles, is still so very powerful and long-lasting that once a person entered Nimrodism by "Baptism" which is a ceremony of bathing in the waters (for greater detail see Ch. V :F-4), even if belonging to a Godly faith would soon find themselves ensnared into it. Their children, generation after generation, would automatically continue to follow and observe Nimrod's teachings and adore him as "The only begotten son of god born of the great virgin mother". In spite of all efforts mankind still finds it extremely difficult to divest itself of the absurd, wicked and blasphemous religion of Nimrod. Once they have been "Baptized" they thus come so much under the influence of his magical spell of the "Baptized" even after all these four thousand years that they still feel helpless to break away from it. Therefore , they refuse to listen to reason as if enchanted. It is quite apparent to an outside observer that they are under some kind of an intoxication or spell which mars their free thinking. The millions of pagans, who came under the influence of his religion, have carried with them Nimrodism all over the world ever since God Almighty broke up the unity of mankind at the tower of Babel and scattered them all over the earth. Due to the change of Nimrod and his principles have remained constant for thousands of years even where there was no contact between one group of people and another for thousands of years e.g. the natives of central America and Peru. When the European discoverers first landed in Central America they found that their religion was being already followed by the natives.
The Pagan Europeans had been converted from Baalism to Mithraism with the spread of the Roman Empire from Asia Minor to England. Both these religions had their origin in Nimrod, hence in principle they were identical. The Roman Emperor Constantine has continued "Nimrodism" but under a new name coined by him. This religion has spread throughout Europe according to the research of the Church and the European Scholars.
The last of the religious books briefly refers to the source of Nimrod's vast knowledge and magical powers as follows :-
"....but the devils (this reference to King Nimrod, Queen Semiramis and their priests of the temple tower of Babel) disbelieved (in God's teachings), teaching mankind magic and that which was revealed ( i.e. Astrology, Zodiac, Horoscope, Forecasting etc.) to the two angels In Babel, Horus (in Arabic Harut) and Marduk or Merodach (in Arabic Marut). Nor did they (the two angels) teach it to anyone till they had said : Beware we ( i.e. our knowledge) are a temptation, therefore disbelieve not (in the guidance of Allah). And from these two (fallen angels), certain people learnt that (black magic) by which they cause division between man and wife (or equally between mankind in general and the right path of Allah) ; but they injure thereby no-one save to that extent as Allah tolerates. And they thereby learn that ( i.e. magic and the religious principles of Nimrod) which harms them and profits them not. And surely they do know that he who traffics therein will have no (happy) portion in the Hereafter : and surely evil is the price for which they sell their souls, if they but knew" (Quran 2 : 102).
This brief quotation from the Quran made it apparent that :-
1. Nimrod chose this site for his capital and named it Babel (or The Gateway to progress, success and perfection) because it was here that he acquired from the two fallen angels his vastly superior knowledge which has remained more or less the same for the past 4,000 years defying further developments in many fields of scientific knowledge. As far as the art of "Black Magic" is concerned it is almost dead and very little of it is left because the more important and very powerful "charm" practiced by Nimrod was not disclosed by him to mankind. This was his most powerful secret weapon. It has disappeared with him. This is better appreciated when it is realized that in all other fields, scientists have acquired further knowledge hundreds of times more in the last two centuries but their learning and advancement have not been able to improve much upon what was disclosed by Nimrod especially as far as it concerns the calculations of a Day, Hours, Minutes, Solar Year, a circle, Astrology, Zodiacal calculations, Horoscope, Forecasting and Black Magic. These seem to be complete in themselves. They defy further new theories to outdate what Nimrod taught as far back as four millennia ago.
2. In honor of the two angels, his tutors, Nimrod built in Babylon, the temple to Marduk a little to the south of the tower of Babel whilst the group that went to Egypt built temples in honor of Horus, whom they called the "only begotten son of God".
As these angels Marduk and Horus could only be contacted once in hundreds of years and that also after undergoing great trials, dangers and difficulties, so they could not be encountered by most people, hence their names have been identified with that of Nimrod, resulting in further deification of the master-mind.
E. Some of Nimrod's Magical Performances
Anyone acquiring knowledge from the two fallen angles Horus and Marduk could perform several magical feats, e.g :-
By throwing a grain of wheat on the ground they could produce bread by ordering : "Become a fully grown plant, flower, grow into sheaves of wheat, ripen, then break, be crushed into flour, be mixed with water, be kneaded, become baked bread and be served on a plate ready to eat". The moment they would stop speaking all this would have taken place before the eyes of all watchers and the grain of wheat would have multiplied into several thousands of grains and be made bread and be served on a plate (page 137, Vol. I. Tafrihul Askia Fil Ahwal Ul Ambia).
Likewise if they wanted two people to separate they could do that in a matter of seconds and thus breed hatred and enmity amongst the best of friends or even between husband and wife.
They could also attract anyone they liked and get them to praise and honour them, thereby making the world around them acclaim all their actions as wondrous deeds, even though they were in the wrong and their deeds were evil.
Now Nimrod was not just one of these ordinary students of Horus and Marduk. He was the greatest magician the world has ever known.
It is not possible after 4,000 years to give in full details all the magical powers of King Nimrod, save and except a few of those which have been preserved by history.
On page 140 Vol. I "Tafrihul Askia Fil Ahwal Ul Ambia" are described some of the magical gadgets set up by King Nimrod, which are unique in as much as nobody else has made anything similar :-
1. The magical Gate Keeper
He had built a Magical gate keeper". If anyone would enter the city with any thoughts in his mind to do any harm to the city or its king or people it would immediately raise an alarm and the spy or enemy would be caught by the city guards posted at the gates for this purpose. Thus it was impossible for any surprise attack to be made from within by enemy agents.
2. The magical Radar Alarm
He had fitted on the top of the tower of "Babel" a magical contraption looking like a goose. If any army of men would approach the city from any direction, this "Magical goose" would give the alarm siren indicating the direction from which they were coming even when they were several miles away (say 15 or 20 miles away). Because this goose did not give the alarm of an approaching enemy army, Belshazzar did not believe in the interpretations of Daniel of the words which were written by a hand which appeared miraculously without any body, on the wall of his banquet hall as if it was writing on sand. The words were "Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin" which meant :-
Mene : God hath numbered thy kingdom and finished it.
Mene : The second repetition meant it would take place immediately.
Tekel : Thou art weighted in the balance and art found wanting.
Upharsin : Thy kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.
The real reason why the vibrations of the approaching army were not given, was because Darius was well aware of this magical alarm and the magical gate keeper. He came with his army of Persians and Medes floating down the Euphrates River which flowed through Babylon, so that there were no vibrations, not even the least sound was made, because even oars were not used. Nobody in Babylon thus came to know until Darius and his army had floated into the middle of the feasting city which was immediately captured and Belshazzar killed (Daniel 5 : 1-31).
3. The magical Aerovision Mirror
Those inhabitants of Babel whose relatives had gone to other towns or far-off places and of whom there had been no news for some months, could go before Nimrod's "Magical Mirror" and ask about the current condition of their relative. They would immediately see the person concerned on the mirror and what he was doing at that moment. They could know the current condition of his health, and where he was staying and what he was doing !
4. The magical Finder
When something was stolen and could not be traced or the thief could not be caught they could go to the "Magical drum". If you asked your question and played the drum, you would get the drum to answer where the stolen property was hidden, the name, full description, the type and color of clothes being worn by the thief and where he was hiding at the moment etc., thus there was no possibility of escape for the criminal.
5. The magical Tank of Justice
If it was not possible to find out by normal procedure of justice as to who was the person at fault and who was innocent, the disputants were taken to the "Magical Tank of Justice". Both parties were made to enter this tank. Whosoever was innocent the water would come up only to his waist. But the person at fault would be drowned and had no means of escape unless he confessed his guilt immediately.
6. The magical City Models
Nimrod had built small models of each city in his empire. If any city revolted against his authority all he did was to flood this model city with water and the actual city concerned, even though hundreds of miles away, would immediately be submerged in water by his magical powers.
7. The magical Well of Deification and Eternal Life
Nimrod had made a magical well in an underground chamber, possibly in a cave. This was opened only once a year on the night of 24th/25th December, celebrating the birth of King Nimrod as the only begotten son of Sun God through the great virgin mother.
(a) The principles relating to the birth of a Divine Son
Legends relating to Nimrod's miraculous birth are based upon Zodiacal calculations. In the last week of December on a clear night one sees above his head three bright stars (called the three kings) of the belt of Orion pointing East. Soon rises the star Sirus (called the Herald of the sun-god or the Messianic star) the brightest of all the host of heaven. It is followed by the rising of the constellation of Virgo or "virgin" at about midnight, which announces the birth of the sun god by the virgin queen of the heavens. Daylight hours in the Northern Hemisphere reach their minimum on the 24th December, which was taken to indicate that the rule of the power of "Sun God" had reached its minimum. Hence if a Son" is born at midnight of 24th/25th December then each day as he will grow bigger little by little so also would he cause the daylight to increase each day little by little from this date.
This is interpreted by the Pagans to mean that as the son of sun-god starts growing bigger from this moment, so also he is chasing away bit by bit the evil darkness from the wicked world, which he had come to save by the sacrifice of his precious and sacred life.
(b) The celebration of the birth of the Divine Son
These are the bases of the belief that Nimrod or Baal or Mithra etc. was accordingly born of a virgin mother at midnight on 24th / 25th December in a cave. His Birth is celebrated at midnight and as soon as midnight of 24th / 25th December was reached, a Light used to be lighted and bells of joy rung and music commenced and everybody would exclaim with joy :-
"The Virgin has brought forth, the light is waxing" and start singing hymns in praise of "Sun-god" for the favour of "This only begotten and beloved son come to redeem the sinners".
The Messianic star (i.e. Sirus) announced the birth of "son of god" and the three kings from afar (the three stars in Orion's belt) paid homage to him (by pointing towards the East).
From this origin has spread all over the earth the theory of the birth of "the only begotten son of the Sun-god".
(c) The holy communion and sacramental food and drink
On this day everyone would fast for the whole day and many would even take a purgative so that all impurity (food) in the body would come out and the body could thus be cleansed and emptied.
Anyone coming to this great annual feast of the "Nativity of the Sun" would bring some food or drink to drop in this well before sitting down to pray.
Nimrod would appear on the magical well of "Eternal Life" with a light in his hand, dressed in the red-hooded robes of "Santa Claus" as soon as the constellation of "Virgo" arose at midnight. The bells would ring and the music commenced. Everyone would stand up and exclaim joyously :-
"The virgin has brought forth the only begotten son of God, now the light and power of the sun has commenced to increase".
A dry piece of log known as the "Yule log" would be placed there. Nimrod by the power of magic would cause a green tree to sprout out laden with gifts for those present. The sprouting of a fresh green tree signified the birth of a saviour, who would infuse new life into mankind. The gifts on the tree indicated that Nimrod was a gift from God to save the wicked. This is the origin of the Santa Claus, Xmas gifts and Christmas tree.
Nimrod would announce : "I am the oblation, I am the sacrifice, I am the ancestral offering". Thus saying he would bless the consecrated food and drink from the well of Eternal Life which would mainly consist of Yule cakes, pork, goose flesh and wine and distribute it saying "Take this food, it is my flesh and take this wine, it is my blood and become the pure flesh and blood of the sinless deity, the only begotten son of God born of the great virgin mother, the queen of the heavens".
With this toast of "Waes Haeil" (meaning "become well" or "become pure" they would start drinking. From it has become the word "Wassail" which has become equivalent with "to drink liquor". Toasting good wishes over drinks has come from this origin.
The holly wreath with its red and green colors and even the Mistletoe are sex symbols representing propagation of life. To kiss members of the opposite sex under them meant that the people were placing themselves under the spell of the deity of love i.e. "Cupid". This honour was bestowed upon Nimrod because of his ever-readiness to make love to any and every beautiful girl, he set his eyes upon. Thus he became the sweet-heart of all them including his own mother who became his wife. St. Valentine's day is celebrated on the 14th February to send tidings of love to one's sweet-heart.
As many as received Nimrod or believed in his teachings to such he taught magic and gave them powers to become "sons of god" whereby they believed they would attain eternal bliss and happiness.
After enjoying themselves the whole night, at the time of leaving they would ask the magical well to return the food or drinks they had dropped when they had come in. The well would return the food or drinks they had dropped when they had come in. The well would return the very same food and drinks, not anything else ! This was the sacred food which they preserved and gave to the sick or dying during the year which they believed would make them the pure and sinless deity, the only begotten son of god, thereby attaining eternal happiness in the next life in the son of god.
That this teaching of Nimrod has spread all over the world will be seen from the following studies :-
"The Golden Bough" by James G. FRAZER reads on page 488 :
"Of all the modes of purification adopted on these occasions none perhaps brings out the sacramental virtue of the rite so clearly as the Creek and Seminole practice of taking a purgative before swallowing the new corn. The intention is thereby to prevent the sacred food from being polluted by contact with common food in the stomach of the eater. For the same reasons Catholics partake of the Eucharist fasting".
The custom of eating bread sacramentaly as the body of God was practiced by the Aztecs before the discovery and conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards".
On page 490 :
The doctrine of transubstantiation, or the magical conversion of bread onto flesh, was also familiar to the Aryans of ancient India long before the spread and even the rise of Christianity. The Brahmans taught that the rice-cakes offered were substitutes for human beings, and that they were actually converted into the real bodies of men by the manipulation of priests. We read that 'when it (the rice-cake) still consists of rice-meal, it is the hair. When he pours water on it, it becomes skin. When he mixes it, it becomes flesh : for then it becomes consistent ; and consistent also is the flesh. When it is baked, it becomes the bones : for then it becomes somewhat hard ; and hard is the bone. And when he is about to take it off (the fire) and sprinkles it with butter, he changes it into marrow. This is the completeness which they call the five-fold animal sacrifice'.
"Now, too, we can perfectly understand why on the day of their solemn communion with the deity the Mexicans refused to eat any other food than the consecrated bread which they revered as the very flesh and bones of their God, and why up till noon they might drink nothing at all, not even water. They feared (no doubt) to defile the portion of God in their stomachs by contact with common things. A similar pious fear led the Creek and Seminole Indians, as we saw, to adopt the more thoroughgoing expedient of rinsing out their bodies by a strong purgative before they dared to partake of the sacrament of first fruits".
In Chapter VI of "Primitive Folk" by Elie RECULUS one reads :-
"In the truly orthodox conception of sacrifice, the consecrated offering be it man, woman or virgin, lamb or heifer, cock or dove, represents the deity itself".
In the "Bhagwat Gita," Krishna says :-
"I am the oblation, I am the sacrifice, I am the eternal offering".
Thus the "Holy Communion" or the ancient "Eucharistic Ceremony" which was taught by Nimrod at the tower of "Babel" was being observed by his worshipers right from India and China in the East to Mexico and Peru in the West from thousands of years before the birth of Jesus.
8. The magical Tree of Shade
Nimrod had a tree which would give shade to 100,000 people but the moment there was even one more than 100,000 then it would give shade to not even a single person, and the full congregation would come under the direct rays of the sun.
In volume 1 of Cyclopaedia by M' CLINTOCK and STRONG (Published in the year 1891, page 596, there is the following statement :-
"More thorough destruction than that which has overtaken Babylon cannot well be conceived. RICH (Claudius J. RICH the English traveller in 1811 had visited the site of Babylon and he has recorded his findings in a book published in England in 1815 under the title of "Narrative of a Journey to the site of Babylon in 1811") was unable to discover any traces of its vast walls, ......'On its ruins,' says he 'there is not a single tree growing, except an old one,' which only serves to make the desolation more apparent. Ruins like these of Babylon, composed of rubbish impregnated with nitre, cannot be cultivated".
One is tempted to ask : Is this the magical tree of Nimrod, which RICH had seen in 1811 during his visit to Babylon ? It can only be proved by an actual experiment as to whether or not it gives shade to a 100,000 people but to none if there are even one more than 100,000 people. If so then at least one of his eight recorded magical contraptions is still in existence. It would go a long way to convince the disbelieving world of today that there was something like magic and that Nimrod had tremendous mysterious powers. In the vicinity of this tree a vast treasure of old records on cuneiform tablets has been found giving the world a deeper insight into the works of this wonderful genius.
If such an experiment could prove this to be the magical tree of Nimrod, then one could at least consider that as long as this tree will remain in existence, the magical influence of the religion of Nimrod will prevail over the masses all over the world. Naturally then with this tree in existence the curse of God Almighty at the tower of Babel may remain upon mankind, dividing our unity, causing disputes, strife and wars.
The above idea is just one suggestion to find out what traces God may have left behind as a symbol of His curse on the tower of Babel. We do know that God does leave behind such traces as a reminder to mankind.
Babylon the Great with all its vast civilization and culture has fallen in such a complete manner that except for some mute signs all other traces of Babylon have been obliterated from the face of the earth save and except its mention in history and the disclosures from excavations.
That is what must eventually happen to Nimrod's religion as also to all those people that follow this religion. They will either be destroyed leaving mute traces in history or if they want to save themselves they have to surrender to the will of God Almighty. Therefore, all those who are under the magical influence of this religion must realize that one day they will be completely destroyed in such a horrible manner that no trace of their existence may be found except perhaps a few mute tokens of evidence which would provide the records for the pages of history, that such and such a civilization had once existed. That is the danger we must not only fear but also have the intelligence to evolve a method of confronting it and thereafter the courage to follow the decision to escape the disaster.
Hence the most important question before the human race today is :-
Has Babylon's religion been destroyed with it ?
Has the religion survived to this day in the form of Greater Babylonia ?
if so :
Who are its adherents ?
By what names do they call themselves ?
Because it naturally follows that as completely and thoroughly as Babylon was destroyed in spite of all its advancements and achievements so also will the religion of Nimrod be destroyed and banished one day as thoroughly and completely from the face of the earth leaving behind perhaps a few mute and silent items of evidence of what disaster can also befall a scientifically advanced mankind for having incurred the wrath of the Almighty God.
The object of this research is to bring home to the world those significant facts which are not commonly known to the public at large. But nevertheless they are frightfully important for the safety of mankind in general. It was due to Nimrod's religion that disaster after disaster have haunted mankind from time to time. On a number of such occasions a section of the human race has been wiped out in some sudden manner. Some of such examples are Sodom, Gomorrah, Pompeii, the destruction of the Egyptian Army by drowning in the Red Sea, the destruction of Jerusalem twice, Babylon, the Jews in Nazi Germany and so many other cases. With all our scientific weapons of mass destruction very nearly the whole of the human race can be wiped out. Hence the intelligent are forced seriously to meditate upon :-Scientific World--Whither Bound ?
Self Destruction !
Is Universal Peace Possible ?
If so--By what means ?
F. Nimrodism--Atheistic Paganism
Nimrod's exalted position of the infallible Pontifex Maximus encouraged the already proud and arrogant monarch completely to spite God and originate a rebellious religion ; a challenge in which he could make a complete distortion of the True God, and His laws.
Nimrod was an absolute atheist. He could not reconcile himself to the existence of a Supreme Divine Being, Who could not be seen or contacted. Therefore for him such a "God" was not a necessity and could well be done away with. He based all his successes upon knowledge, strength and ability. All failures were put down to inefficiency or improper calculation or insufficient experimentation or wrong concepts. Thus it was shirking of responsibility and cowardice for anyone to put the blame for failures on the Supreme God who did not even exist according to him. Many scientists of today have the same conviction.
1. The Only Begotten Divine Son Born Of The Great Virgin Queen Of The Heavens
Nimrod was fully aware of the fact that the advanced consciousness of the primitive mankind created in individuals "Hope" and "Fear" to such an extent as is unknown to other animals. These two passions would make them bow, if not rightly guided, even to false deities created out of man's mental conjecture.
The Sun plays a most important role in human lives. It is something which can be seen, its heat felt, its rays light the universe by day. Besides it is :-
a) The giver of life, the vivifier and resurrector of the dead earth, the upbringer of vegetations.
b) Its light drives away darkness (which is interpreted as the destroyer of the dark, unknown evil forces which cause fear) and destroys germs which are harmful to mankind.
c) It gives universal benefit all over the earth without any distinction between man and beast, between good and evil, hence it is the just and logical ruler.
Taking advantage of this situation Nimrod, who was well versed in the different phases or aspects of the Sun in the Zodiac and the cause of seasons started Sun-worship and based its ceremonies on asterical calculation representing the Sun as a traid or a three-faced god or three gods in one --Viz. :-
(a) The Giver of life or The Creator.
(b) The Destroyer.
(c) The Just Ruler of the Universe.
This more or less fulfilled all the needs of the primitive intelligence of man.
When Nimrod and his mother Semiramis could display such knowledge and magical powers described above, quite naturally his mother and he became the source of deity worship. Their claim that Semiramis was a virgin and had given birth to a divine son without any human contact gained so very much credence and popularity on account of the impossible feats performed by their magical powers that every house in his empire contained the pictures and images of their Great Virgin Queen Mother Semiramis with the divine child Nimrod in her arms.
Thus started for the first time on the face of the earth the idol worship of the great "Virgin Queen of the Heavens, the Mother of god" with her "only begotten divine son of god" in her arms.
Therefore whatsoever Nimrod did, even when it was wrong or unjust, was acclaimed and praised by his courtiers as a great and wondrous deed.
He became the first living person on earth to be publicly acknowledged as "Infallible" i.e. the one who could do no wrong whatsoever his deeds might be. If he raped a young woman, she had to consider herself the luckiest girl on earth because she had an association with the only begotten son of god. If he murdered anybody, the family were to think themselves blessed because the murdered man had been sacrificed on the altar for the appeasement of the angry god for the sins of the family, and now they had as a result of this sacrifice become blessed. Thus Nimrod was free to do whatever he pleased without any qualms, whether he committed crimes against man or beast.
Therefore, he was the first Sovereign Pontifex Maximus. The subsequent emperors and thereafter the heads of his religion have assumed this title and role.
When God's curse fell at the tower of Babel breaking up the unity of mankind an changing their language, the result was that the name of Nimrod, the only begotten son of Sun-god and Semiramis the virgin queen of the heavens became changed from place to place as this religion spread from Babylon to the far corners of the earth as will be seen from the following :-
It will therefore, be observed from the above table that the concept of a God incarnate, the son of a virgin mother which originated at the tower of Babel through Nimrod and Semiramis is common on all the above cases.
"The Babylonians in their popular religion, supremely worshipped a goddess mother and a son, who were represented in picture and in images as infant or child in his mother's arms. From Babylon, this worship of the mother and the child spread to the ends of the earth. In Egypt, the mother and the child were worshipped under the names of Isis and Osiris. In India, even to this day as Isi and Iswara ; in Asia, as Cybele and Deoius ; in Pagan Rome as Fortuna and Jupiter-puer or Jupiter, the boy ; in Greece as Ceres, the Great Mother, with the babe at her breast, or as Irene, the goddess of peace, with the boy Plutus in her arms ; and even in Tibet, in China and Japan. The Jesuit missionaries were astonished to find the counterpart of the Madonna and her child as devoutly worshipped as in Papal Rome itself ; Shing Moo, the Holy Mother in China being represented with a child in her arms, and a glory around her, exactly as if a Roman Catholic artist had been employed to set her up.
"The original of that mother, so widely worshipped, there is reason to believe, was Semiramis, already referred to, who, it is known, was worshipped by the Babylonians, and other eastern nations under the name of Rhea, the great Goddess Mother".
Certain feasts were celebrated connected with the only begotten divine son born of the virgin mother viz. :
1. The feast of the Nativity of the only begotten divine son born of the virgin mother on 25th December has already been covered earlier under the heading of "the Magical Well of Deification and Eternal Life".
2. The feast of Astarte or Ishtar, the queen of the heavens or the virgin goddess of spring and fruitfulness, was observed with the following objectives on the first Sunday after the full moon following the "Spring Equinox" viz. :-
a) Because the daylight in the northern hemisphere became greater day by day over the period of night it was considered that the virgin became pregnant at the Spring Equinox with the divine child who was to be born nine months later on the 25th December. Hence the "Easter Eggs" to denote the immaculate conception for the birth of the only begotten divine son in the womb of the virgin Ishtar or queen Semiramis.
b) Nimrod had foretold :-
i) He would meet with a violent death to save the wicked world.
ii) His death would be in an act of defense of his religion.
iii) By this sacrifice of his life he would become the lamented, the savior for the sinners, the liberator, the deliverer, the sin bearer, the one mediator, the good shepherd, the lamb of the heavens who has come to be slain.
iv) He would be killed by the evil forces of darkness and illiteracy.
c) The Vernal Equinox occurred at that time when the sun in its elliptical revolution, as it passed the Equator made the shape of a cross in the constellation of Aries or the lamb of the Heavens. This event is celebrated with hot cross buns ; the round bun represents the sun and the cross on it as the magical sign made by the sun, which saved the savior from the imprisonment of the forces of darkness.
To express his hate against this person who would be the cause of his death by violence, Nimrod used to abuse him as "a swine". Accordingly to express his revenge in advance against this "would-be killer" he and his followers enjoyed swine flesh at all their feasts.
1. The Babylonian Passion Play
The legend of this great sacrifice of Nimrod is to be found in the cuneiform tablets dug up by the German excavators in 1903-1904 at Kaiah Shargat, the site of the ancient Asshur, which was one of the ancient cities built and controlled by Nimrod.
"The Quest" of London dated January, 1922 has given the translation of these cuneiform tablets under the heading of "The Babylonian Passion Play" as follows :-
"Baal is taken prisoner.
"Baal is tried in the House on the Mount (the Hall of Justice).
"Baal is led away to the Mount.
"Together with Baal, a malefactor is led away and put to death. Another, who is also charged as a malefactor, is let go, thus not taken away with Baal.
"After Baal had gone to the Mount, the city breaks out into uproar, and fighting takes place in it.
"Baal's clothes are carried away.
"A woman wipes away the heart's blood of Baal flowing from a drawn-out weapon (spear ?)
"Baal goes down into the Mount away from sun and light, disappears from life, and is held fast in the Mount as in a prison.
"Guards watch Baal imprisoned in the stronghold of the Mount.
"A goddess sits with Baal : she comes to tend to him.
"They seek for Baal where he is held fast. In particular a weeping woman seeks for him at the 'Gate of Burial'. When he is being carried away she lamented : "O, my brother ! O, my brother !
"Baal is again brought back to life (as the sun spring), he comes again out of the Mount.
"His chief feast, the Babylonian New year's festival in March at the time of the spring equinox, is celebrated also as his triumph over the Powers of Darkness (cp. the creation hymn 'Once when on high' as the New Year's festival hymn".
For the "Powers of Darkness" see Ch, XII. This will give the readers a clearer idea on these theories.
2. The sign Of The Cross
Nimrod won the title of "Tam-Muz" which means "Fire, the Perfector" from an incident which is described in detail in Ch. VI. He threw the "Idol Breaker" into the fire for trying to teach that God is one and alone who has no form or equals. Thereby Nimrod presented to his followers that he was "Fire, the Perfector" or Tam-Muz. The initial letter of "Tam-Muz" was written in Hebrew script as an upright sign of the cross and was pronounced as "Tau". So the sign of the cross was the initial letter of the Babylonian god "Tammuz" or Bacchus or Nimrod.
The Persian variety on Nimrodism was known as Mithraism. With the conquest of Babylonian by the Persians and Medes in 539 BC., Mithraism spread throughout the Middle East and Europe reaching the British Isles by 70 BC. During this century a cross has been discovered in Ireland (page 90 of the "Sources of Christianity" by Khwaja KAMAL-UD-DIN, published in 1924, printed by Uwin Brothers Ltd., London & Woking). On this cross is the effigy of Mithra with a Parthian Crown of a Persian prince on his head. From this relic it is clear that in Mithraism it was already preached that the divine son born of the virgin mother who had come to save sinners had been killed on a cross.
The death on the cross was thus a symbolic way of giving expression to the idea that the only begotten son of the sun-god would meet with a violent death in the defense of his religion to become the savior of his followers. Hence the sign of the cross was a symbol of their savior, who would protect them from all harm.
The sign of the cross was, therefore, used as a sacred magical symbol to ward off evil, especially because Nimrod preached that after his divine sacrifice to save wicked humanity, he would be raised from the dead to the position of "The lamb of heaven" when the Sun crossed the Equator making the sign of the cross at the Spring Equinox
"St Jerome admits that Mithra and Baal were the same, and called the sons of the Lord".
The upright sign of the cross thus became the symbol of safety and protection for the followers of Nimrod.
This worship of the sign of the cross which spread from Babylon is noted in "New Light on the Most Ancient East", by Archaeologist V, Gordon CHILDE, pages 184-185 (edition of 1953), in Chapter IX entitled "Indian Civilization in the Third Millennium BC.". There you will read :-
"The swastika and the cross, common on stamps and plaques, were religious or magical symbols as in Babylonia and Elam in the earliest prehistoric period, but preserve that character also in modern India as elsewhere".
"It was worshipped in Mexico for ages before the Roman Catholic missionaries set foot there, large stone crosses being erected....".
"The cross this widely worshipped, or regarded as a sacred emblem, was the unique vocal symbol of Bacchus, the Babylonian Messiah, for he was represented with a head-band covered with crosses....".
"This symbol of the Babylon god is reverenced at this day in all the wide wastes of Tartary (Asian and European location of Tatars), where Buddhism prevails, and the way in which it is represented among them forms a striking commentary on the language applied by Rome to the Cross".
"The cross" says Colonel WILFORD, in the 'Asiatic Researches', "though not an object of worship among the Buddhists is a favorite emblem and device among them".
On page 146 of "Babylon the Great" is a quotation from page 204 of "The Two Babylons" : "(in Christendom) the Tau, the sign of the cross, the indisputable sign of Tammuz, the false Messiah, was everywhere substituted in its stead (instead of the Greek letter Chi or X as in Christos)....".
The Encyclopedia Americana edition of 1929 Volume 8, page 238, under "crosses and Crucifixes", says : "The Cross as a symbol dates back to an unknown antiquity. It was recognized in all countries throughout the world at all times. Before the present era the Buddhist, Brahmans, and Druids utilized the device. Seymour tells us : 'the Druids considered that the long arm of the cross symbolized the way of life, the short arms the three conditions of the spirit world, equivalent to heaven, purgatory and hell'. With the ancient Egyptians the cross was a reverenced symbol. Their ankh ( crux ansata or handled cross ) represented life, and a perpendicular shaft with several arms at right angles (Nile cross) appears to have had some reference to fertility of crops. Five of their planet symbols were represented by a cross attached to a circle or part of a circle. Prescott says that when the first Europeans arrived in Mexico, to their surprise, they found 'the cross', the sacred emblem of their own faith, raised as an object of worship in the temples of Anahuac".
".....Men as well as women wore earrings and they frequently had a small cross suspended to a necklace.... showing that it was largely in use as early as the fifteenth century before the Christian era".
In Crabb's Mythology, page 163 :-
"There is hardly a pagan tribe where the cross has not been found. The cross was worshipped by Pagan Celts long before the incarnation and death of Christ".
In "Indian Antiquities" by Maurice, Vol. VI, page 49, : "It is a fact not less remarkable than well attested, that the Druids in their groves were accustomed to select the most stately and beautiful tree as an emblem of the Deity they adored, and having cut the side branched, they affixed two of the largest of them..... in such a manner that these branches extended on each side like the arms of a man, and together with the body, presented the appearance of a HUGE CROSS, and on the bark, in several places, was also inscribed the letter Tau".
The origin of the upright sign of the cross is therefore traced back to the Hebrew letter "Tau" which is the initial letter of "Tammuz" the title of Nimrod.
3. Trinity in Unity
Nimrod based his religion on the following anti-God principles with the sun, himself and his mother as the three principal actors.
Thus the Babylonian god consisted of a triad of :-
a) Shamash (the Sun-god)
b) Sin (the Moon-god or Nimrod or Baal or Tammuz)
c) and Ishtar (goddess queen of the Zodiac or Semiramis or Rhea or the Great Virgin Mother).
In India in the ancient cave temples, the supreme Deity is represented by three heads on one body under the title of "Eko Devah Trimurthi" which means god the one with three faces or three gods in one god or trinity in unity.
This supreme deity is still worshipped. His name is India is Siva and he is :-
a) god of life or creator
b) god of death or destroyer
c) god of administration or ruler of the universe i.e. He is the Sun-god.
On pages 184-185 of "New Light on the Most Ancient East" (1953 edition) by Archaeologist V. Gordon CHILDE in Chapter IX entitled "Indian Civilisation in the Third Millennium BC." you will read :-
"A 'Seal' from Mohenjodaro depicts a horned deity with three faces.......Shiva".
It will this be seen that god consisting of a trinity in unity or three gods in one god has been in existence all over the known world from the third millennium BC. and this strange theory had its origin in Nimrod of Babylon,
"So utterly idolatrous was the Babylonian recognition of the Divine Unity, that Jehovah, the Living God, severely condemned His own people for giving any countenance to it : 'They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD' (Isaiah LXVI : 17). In the unity of that one and only god of the Babylonians, there were three persons, and to symbolize that doctrine of the Trinity, they employed, as the discoveries of Layard prove, the equilateral triangle just as it is well known, the Church of Rome does to this day. In both cases such a comparison is most degrading to the King Eternal, and is fitted utterly to pervert the minds of those who contemplate it, as if there was or could be any similitude between such a figure and Him who hath said, 'To whom will ye liken God, and what likeness will ye compare unto Him?....."
Nimrod preached that the son of the Sun-god was initiated into the religion by :-
1. Facing the West (the point of the sinking Sun) and cursing the Prince of Darkness the evil.
2. To face the East (rising point of Sun or light) and to be baptized from the sacred fount of Alpheus and Peneus (i.e.Euphrates and Tigris) which according to mythology had the powers of cleaning the Augean Stables in one day for Hercules (King Augeas of Elis had stabled 3,000 oxen in these stables without their being cleaned for 30 years). Thus these sacred waters according to the teachings of Nimrod had the powers of removing instantly all the dirty black sins of mankind. The example that he set before his public to accept this theory was that dirty clothes become clean when washed with water and soap.
It, therefore, did not matter how heinous or atrocious the sins were, for they all would be washed away as soon as one was "Baptized" and the person immediately would become pure and clean. Thus started the system of Baptism by standing in waist-deep waters usually of a flowing rover or a tank and pouring water on the head of the person from a receptacle. This form of purification has been prevalent amongst millions of Hindus in India and others throughout the world since more then 2,000 years before the birth of Jesus.
Mythology informs us that immediately this son of the Sun-god was baptized, the god of the heavens (Jupiter or the Sun-god) descended in a great light and announced to the whole world as under :-
"This is my only begotten son in whom I am well pleased".
Tertullian in his "Our Sun-god" has written on page 179 as follows :-
"The Devil, whose business is to prevent the truth, mimics the exact circumstances of the Divine Sacraments in the Mysteries of Idols. He himself baptizes some, that is to say, his believers and followers ; he promises forgiveness of sins from the sacred fount and thereby initiates them into the religion of Mithra. Thus he marks the forehead of his own soldiers, this he celebrates the oblation of bread, he brings in the symbol of resurrection : and wins the Crown with the sword".
5. The Twelve Divine Guides - Apostles of the Sun
Nimrod, the great astronomer, and astrologer, traced the circular path followed by the Sun in the sky during the various seasons to complete the annual solar cycle. This is called the Zodiac, which he divided into twelve more or less regular portions or months, to be able to forecast more accurately what could best be grown in that particular period, what influence it would have upon plants, animals and even human beings. He claimed that each of these constellations of the Zodiac controlled and guided the lives, career, health, character, behaviour, marriage and destiny of that person, who was born during its corresponding period of influence.
He gave to each of these twelve guides or satellites of the Sun an appropriate name, sign and period of influence. The names have changed with the changes of languages but the principles have remained the same throughout these 4,000 years.
(1) Aries symbolizes the ram possessing formidable horns and guides the lives of those born between about 21st March and 19th April. The Babylonian New Year starts from this period.
(2) Taurus is symbolized by a mighty bull and guides the lives of those born between about 20th April and 20th May.
(3) Gemini is symbolized by a pair of twin children and guides the lives of those born between about 21st May and 21st June.
(4) Cancer is symbolized by a crab and guides the lives of those born between about 22nd June and 22 and July.
(5) Leo is symbolized by a lion and guides the lives of those born between 23rd July and 22nd August.
(6) Virgo is symbolized by a virgin and guides the lives of those born between 23rd August and 22nd September.
(7) Libra is symbolized by a pair of scales or a balance and guides the lives of those born between about 23rd September and 23rd October.
(8) Scorpio is symbolized by a scorpion or serpent with a poisoned tail and guides the lives to those born between about 24th October and 22nd November.
(9) Sagittarius is symbolized by a centaur - a creature, whose upper half is that of a man and lower half that of a horse and who is shooting an arrow from his bow. It guides the lives of those born between about 23rd November and 21st December.
(10) Capricorn is symbolized by a goat having the tail of a fish and guides the lives of those born between 22nd December and 20th January.
(11) Aquarius is symbolized by a man pouring out a stream of water from a pitcher and guides the loves of those born between about 21st January and 19th February.
(12) Pisces is symbolized by a pair of fishes and guides the lives of those born between about 20th February and 20th March.
The "Horoscope" had been developed from this basis with the exact position of the Sun, the Moon and the planets at the time of birth of an individual in relation to the Zodiacal sign under which one is born. The system of the twelve months in the solar calendar year therefore has its origin in these ancient theories. This also is the origin of the twelve guides or apostles of the Sun worshippers. Hence according to the mythology of Sun worshippers twelve guides or apostles or experts were a 'sine qua non' for them.
All men cannot be the same, some have to be bad also. Hence the theory that one of these twelve guides or Apostles would be the source of traitors and betrayers of the faith and trust of others. Therefore, the killer of the only begotten son of Sun-god, the enemy of the Sun should be one of the twelve heavenly guides. This is the constellation of "Scorpio" or the serpent. The entry of the sun into this sign of the Zodiac causes its declination hence this must be the traitor amongst the heavenly apostles who will betray the saviour.
From this has developed the mythological story of the betrayal of the only begotten son by one of the twelve divine heavenly guides.
It was for this reason that the serpent was treated as the Satan in the Zodiac or amongst the Apostles of the Sun-god.
The serpent and Satan have been identified as the same in many of the olden scriptures. Perhaps this even explains the reference of Satan coming in the form of a serpent to temp Adam and Eve and to make them commit their first sin. Thus it was the serpent or Satan who robbed them of the bliss of the Garden of Eden (For details see Ch. XX).
6. The principles of Nimrodism
1. The laws (of God) are a curse for mankind.
2. The laws (of goodness) are not the faith.
3. As the laws of God are very restrictive for the wicked, the man who undertakes upon himself the grave risks of upholding them, is like the cursed one, who has hanged himself from a tree for his mistakes and failures by the very rules of the law he has been trying to observe.
4. Accordingly he taught : Do not tempt God by following His laws, otherwise he would judge and punish you for having broken His laws, which the people are unable to fulfill.
5. Hence it was safer and better not to acknowledge the laws of God and not to recognize even His existence at all so that there could be no question of God judging man by the laws that man has refused to recognize or abide by. Thus in his claim of infallibility, Nimrod considers himself even superior to God and thinks he is entitled to dictate to God on how man is to be treated and not judged by God in any manner because he has been declared "Infallible" by all mankind, who were still united and spoke one common language untill this time as confirmed in Genesis 11 : 1.
6. It was Nimrod, who taught that it was no longer necessary to follow any laws of goodness or to do any good deeds. Under such circumstances the world must of necessity become a place for doing only wicked and evil deeds.
7. About the spring equinox a heavenly messenger came and gave glad tidings to a virgin woman that without any human contact she was going to conceive a male child who was the "Word" or the son of the god of gods (i.e. Sun-god).
8. This "only beloved begotten son" was to be born during the winter solstice - i.e. about 25th December in a cave or in an underground chamber.
9. This son of god was to spend a life of toil and was to sacrifice his life for the saving of mankind from the anger of god for their sins.
10. He was the light bringer, the Healer, the Sin-bearer, the Mediator, the Saviour, the Deliverer etc.
11. He would be vanquished by the "Power of Darkness" and descend into captivity of the underground world or Hell (see Ch. VI for who destroyed Nimrod).
12. He would rise again from the dead and become the Saviour of mankind.
13. He founded the communion of saints and temples or churches dedicated to the name of these ages.
14. His disciples had to be baptized to enter his religion.
15. One's sins would be wiped out if one ate the sacramental meals of "Bread and Wine" which were the flesh and the blood of this "only begotten son of god" and hence when you eat the holy sacraments you become in flesh and blood the pure "son of god", i.e. you become sinless.
Hence Nimrodism has no basis for the attainment of eternal life by doing good deeds according to the laws of God !
Since this genius had achieved all his successes through contemplation, meditation, magical powers and applied knowledge to produce inventions and results, he wanted to have groups of thinkers and mediators, the genius of humanity to assist him in furthering man's material progress. He had them grouped according to their particular skills and knowledge e.g. the astronomers, the astrologers, the agricultural experts, the architects, the engineers, the chemists, the metallurgists etc. They were the elite of his society. He grouped them according to their special skills or knowledge. Both men and women were drafted. In order that they may be free all the time to concentrate upon further developments, they were prohibited from marrying or having any worldly connections. Their hair was shaved off from the scalps of their heads in a circular disc form leaving a fringe of hair all round. It was a replica of the round circular sun with its flames shooting out from its edge and is known as the clerical tonsure. This is the origin of the various monastic orders of the priests of "The Flaming Sun-god", each group being under a separate "temple" which became famous after the name of its sage or expert, who was thus raised to the status of a saint. This is the origin of the priest-class which is called Brahman in India.
From this has originated the use of temples dedicated to the particular sages or saints, which are ornamented on occasions with fruits, flowers, branches of trees, incense, lamps, and candles ; votive offerings on recovery from illness ; holy water ; asylums ; holy days and seasons, use of the calendars, blessings on the fields, sacerdotal vestments, the clerical tonsure, the praying before images, the wearing of the "Cross" in chains, round the neck as a charm to ward off evil and the ring given to a woman when she either marries or enters a nunnery is to indicate to her that she is willingly submitting herself to be chained henceforth in lifelong bondage and slavery either to her husband or to the deity as the case may be. Thus she reduces her status to that of a helpless slave for life and acknowledges herself in inferior creature who is deprived of the right of equality with her husband i.e. man. Prayers are to be said facing the East, the rising place of the Sun.
"Now, while Semiramis, the real original of the Chaldean Queen of Heaven, to whom the 'bloodless sacrifice' of the mass was first offered, was in her own person, as we have already seen, the very paragon of impurity, she at the same time affected the greatest fervor for that kind of sanctity which looked down with contempt on God's holy ordinance of marriage. The Mysteries over which she presided were scenes of the rankest pollution, and yet the higher orders of the priesthood were bound to a life of celibacy as a life of peculiar and pre-eminent holiness. Strange though it may seem, yet the voice of antiquity assigns to that abandoned queen the invention of clerical celibacy, and that in the most stringent form. In some countries, as in Egypt, human nature asserted its rights and though the general system of Babylon was retained, the yoke of celibacy was abolished, and the priesthood, were permitted to marry. But every scholar knows that when the worship of Cybele, the Babylonian goddess , was introduced into Pagan Rome, it was introduced in its primitive form, with its celibate clergy".
"The effects of its introduction were most disastrous. The records of all nations where priestly celibacy has been introduced have proved that instead if ministering to the purity of those condemned to it, it has only plunged them in the deepest pollution. The history of Tibet, and China, and Japan, where the Babylonian institute of priesthood has prevailed from time immemorial, bears testimony to the abominations that have flowed from it. The excesses committed by the celibate priests of Bacchus in Pagan Rome in their secret Mysteries, were such that the senate felt called upon to expel them from the bounds of the Roman Republic. In papal Rome the same abominations have flowed from priestly celibacy, in connection with the corrupt and corrupting systems of the confessional, insomuch that all men who have examined the subject have been compelled to admire the amazing significance of the same divinely bestowed on it, both in a literal and figurative sense, 'Babylon the Great, The Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the earth'."
"These celibate priests have all a certain mark set upon them at their ordination ; and that is the clerical tonsure".
Monasteries have been in existence amongst the Sun-worshippers all over the world from times unknown. As seen above, these had their origin in Babylon. These included virgins in service of Female deities and male ascetics. They never married and thus did not attach themselves to worldy ties. Hence they lived contrary to the rules of natural laws. Numerous books of reference can be quoted here, the most popular and will known being "Our Sun God" by TERTULLIAN, page 179.
The distinction for a Sun-worshipper ascetic was that he would shave his hair from the scalp of his head in a circular disc to denote that he was carrying the regard and respect of the Sun on top of his head, the highest and most reverential place in the human body. This practice was followed in Babylon, Arabia, Egypt, Pagan Rome, Persia, India, China and wherever Sun-worship was practiced.
A quotation from Herodotus lib. III, chap 8, p. 115C is as follows :-
"The Arabians acknowledge no other gods than Bacchus and Urania (i.e. Semiramis or Astarte or Ishtar, the Queen of Heaven), and they say that their hair was cut in the same manner as Bacchus's is cut, now they cut it in a circular form, shaving it around the temples".
"Over all the world, where the traces of the Chaldean system are found, this tonsure or shaving of the head is always found along with it. The priests of Osiris, the Egyptian Bacchus, were always distinguished by the shaving of their heads. In Pagan Rome, in India, and even in China, the distinguishing mark of the Babylonian priesthood was the shaven head".
"In the religion of the Babylonian Messiah this instruction was in vogue from the earliest times. In that system there were monks and nuns in abundance. In Tibet and Japan, where the Chaldean systems was early introduced, monasteries are still to be found, and with the same disastrous results to morals as in Papal Europe. In Scandinavia, the priestesses of Freya, who were generally kings' daughters, whose duty it was to watch the sacred fire, and who were bound to perpetual virginity, were just an order of nuns. In Athens there were virgins maintained at the public expense, who were strictly bound to single life. In Pagan Rome, the Vestal Virgins, who had the same duty to perform as the priestesses of Freya, occupy a similar position, Even in Peru, during the reign of the Incas, the same system prevailed and showed so remarkable on analogy, as to indicate that the Vestals of Rome, the nuns of the Papacy, and Holy Virgins of Peru, must have sprung from a common origin. Thus does Prescott refer to the Peruvian nunneries : 'Another singular analogy with Roman Catholic institutions is presented by the Virgins of the sun, the elect, as they are called. These were young maidens dedicated to the service of the deity, who at a tender age were taken from their homes, and introduced into convents, where they were placed under the care of certain elderly matrons, mamaconasm who had grown grey within their walls. It was their duty to watch over the sacred fire obtained at the Festival of Raymi. From the moment they entered the establishment they were cut off from all communication with the world, even with their own family and friends....... Woe to the unhappy maiden who was detected in an intrigue : by the stern law of the Incas she was to be buried alive.' This was precisely the fate of the Roman Vestal who was proved to have violated her vow. Neither in Peru, however nor in Pagan Rome was the obligation to virginity so stringent as in the papacy. It was not perpetual, and therefore not so exceedingly demoralizing. After a time, the nuns might be delivered from their confinement, and marry : from all hopes of which they are absolutely cut off in the Church of Rome. In all these cases, however, it is plain that the principles on which these institutions were founded were originally the same. 'One is astonished', adds Prescott, 'to find so close a resemblance between the institutions of the American Indian, the ancient Roman, and the modern Catholic.'
"Prescott finds it difficult to account for this resemblance : but the one little sentence from the prophet Jeremiah which was quoted at the commencement of this inquiry, accounts for it completely :
'Babylon hath been a golden cup in the Lord's hand, that hath made All The Earth Drunken....'(Jer. LI : 7).
Under these Nimrodic teachings the doers of good deeds were to be looked down upon and shunned as people who were living in a wrong age and were this out of date and had no place in his society. Sacramental feasts of the first fruit, corn, swine-flesh, goose, yule cakes and drinks would wipe away all sins, i.e. merriment, enjoyment, feastings, dancing and drunkenness were the means of wiping out the pin-pricks from one's conscience for sins committed thus making one immune even from feeling guilty for the heinous sins reprehensible crimes committed !
Accordingly it was Nimrod, who invented the doctrine that by partaking of such foods and strong drinks which were the flesh and the blood of deity, one became the pure and sinless deity himself. Therefore all sins committed before are completely wiped away just as chalk writings on a slate are wiped away when rubbed with a wet cloth. What could be more tempting to a person ? Indeed, how very alluring these were for sinners, who wanted some kind of an excuse to believe in and have faith thereon that their sins were forgiven and they were now safe from God's punishment for their sins by feastings, merriment, dancing and drunkenness ? At least it killed their conscience and relieved them as long as they carried on with it night after night - it was great fun indeed ! Hence millions have flocked to this religion for the past 4,000 years !
7. Nimrod's Ambitions
Nimrod's ambitions knew no bounds. Not only did he make himself the first king of mankind after the deluge but he also deified himself into the only begotten son of god, born at the winter solstice or the Nativity of the Sun, through the great virgin mother. He was thus the innocent lamb of the heavens - the god come in human form to save sinners.
As if this were not honor enough, he got himself deified into "God Himself" by calling himself "Trinity in Unity". He got his subjects also to accept this theory.
Still not satisfied with even so much, he strove to set himself up as superior to God Himself, Whom he reduced in his teachings to :-
(a) A secondary position and rank of having the dishonor to sit on the left hand of Nimrod on the day of judgement in front of the Universe. Hence God is in a lower position to Nimrod according to Nimrod's teachings.
(b) The reason for his being honored by sitting in the superior position to God Himself, i.e. on His right hand is that Nimrod took on human bodily form and went through the tortures and trials of earthly life, which God Himself did not go through. Hence Nimrod's claim to superiority over God Himself !
(c) Because he had the actual experience of living on earthly life it follows that he had the necessary "knowledge" of how to conduct "Judgment" on human beings - he himself having been once a human being also !
(d) In these circumstances God Himself, being the inexperienced one, would helplessly as a mere puppet witness the "experienced and superior" Nimrod conducting the affairs of the day of Judgment !
(e) When God, according to Nimrod, was something inferior, the question of the "Necessity of God being in existence" or His laws being followed did not even arise.
(f) Accordingly all followers of the laws of God and the doers of good deeds would be condemned by Nimrod the "Only begotten son" to hell for their small mistakes. Thus Nimrod converted God into the Merciless, the Unjust and the Cruel.
(g) Whilst the "baptized" sinners would all go straight to heaven for their faith alone.
(h) Good deeds were the curse with which the followers of God's laws were tempting God to punish them !
One would have thought that Nimrod had thus reached the limit of blasphemy and mockery of God, that human intelligence could even conjecture, but not so with Nimrod! He even raised himself to the "Infallible Pontifex Maximus" by trying to kill the Almighty God Himself about which we shall read later on (Ch. VI : G) to win the Biblical title of "A mighty hunter in rebellion against the Lord" (Genesis 10 : 9).
Nimrod thus set himself up as superior to God in every conceivable way !
Is not all this the highest and the most wicked form of blasphemy that the human mind con ever conjecture against God Almighty, Who is All Love, All Justice and All Perfection ? It is also an insult to His Majesty's Dignity, the Creator of all that is in the Heavens and all in the Earth and all in between them !
G. The curse of God on Nimrod according to the Scriptures
Having thus established his Pagan-atheistic religion with a wonderful empire of beautiful cities and places and stupendous feats, Nimrod built the most gorgeous temple called "Bab-el" which means "the Gate Way" to perfection and success.
He reached the height of his glory when this wonderful temple was successfully completed with numerous floors and several meditation rooms and prayer halls on each floor. This first sky-scraper in the history of mankind was completed in 2239 BC. God's curse fell upon mankind when this magnificent temple was put to anti-God worship. The curse broke up the unity of the entire human race. The people went to sleep speaking one common language but awoke the next morning speaking different languages ! They did not understand one another. There was complete confusion and chaos . Disputes and misunderstanding arose as to what was being said by one group to the other. The natural result was separation and disunity. Groups speaking the same language gathered together. Nimrod and his group being the most powerful stayed on at Babylon. Each of the other languages groups went in different directions and settled down in new countries.
The teachings of Nimrod accordingly spread all over the face of the earth. Only the names of the begotten son and his virgin mother became changed due the changes in the language. But the principles of Sun-worship and its dates remained unaltered as it was based upon the different phases on the Sun in the Northern Hemisphere.
This incident finds mention in the Bible as :-
"AND the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
"And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the East, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar (the site where Babylon was built on the plains between the rivers Euphrates and Tigris) ; and they dwelt there.
"And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and lime had they for mortar.
"And they said, Go to, 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.
"And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
"And the Lord said, Behold the people is one, they have all one language ; and this they begin to do : and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
"Go to, let Us (i.e. God Almighty, Plural of Respect) go down and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
"So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth : and they left off to build the city.
"Therefore is the name of it called Babel : because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth : and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth" (Genesis 11 : 1-9).
As a matter of fact almost all the pagan religions in existence today on the face of the earth have their origin directly or indirectly in the teachings of King Nimrod.
As long as this group of religions flourishes with millions of adherents the curse of God from the tower of Babel will be upon mankind, and there can be no unity or peace amongst the people of the world.
H. Nimrod's attempt to reunite mankind through marriage
Everything Nimrod did was calculated to do something against God Almighty's decrees. Nimrod planned to reunite the different groups by putting the following scheme into operation :
1. Nobody should be permitted to marry a relative.
2. Marriage should always be contracted with someone belonging to some other family group so that unity and friendship might grow amongst the different groups of mankindand thus they could reunite and undo what God Almighty had done to destroy the unity of mankind at the tower of Babel.
3. If a person had more than one wife there was every possibility of jealousy between the two or more wives belonging to the two or more different groups of people. It would mean that such disputes between the wives were likely to result in disputes between the husband's family group and the two or more family groups from where the different wives came. Thus this was a possible source of disunity amongst different groups of the human race. Hence only one wife was the order of the day.
4. To support this theory he preached that marriage in the same family meant the same blood. This, Nimrod declared, was harmful to the health of the children.
5. Nimrod's followers, till this day, follow this principle of one marriage and that also with a non-relative.
The Pharaohs of Egypt used to marry their own sisters. Historical records show that this did not have any ill effects upon the health and intellectual powers of their children. In fact, such children of the rulers of Egypt were all the more exceptionally clever, healthy and beautiful.
From the time of Abraham about 4,000 years ago his children, both the Jews and the Arabs, have intermarried amongst cousins without any ill effects. Thus the four millennia prove the fallacy of Nimrod's theory of ill effects due to intermarriages. It was nothing but eyewash and bluff to bring about the reuniting of mankind which was split by God's curse.
How far Nimrod has succeeded and or failed in his attempts at reuniting mankind into one people with one government is quite apparent from the numerous worldwide disputes and troubles between one group of nations and another. So much so that a stage has now come about that if man does not reconcile himself with his fellow beings there is every danger of man destroying himself with the increasingly deadly weapons of mass destruction that he is daily developing and inventing.
I. Nimrod, King of Babylon 3250-2934 BC
There *was* a king by the name of Nimrod. Indeed, as the Text suggests it was not the name given to him at birth. This is because the name he would have been given at birth would have been Sumerian/Akkadian and 'Nimrod' is Hebrew.
If we reverse engineer the name we can derive its origins. Nimrod in Hebrew is "Nimrod" . The rood is "MRD" and the verb "leMRoD" means "to rebel". Here are the grammatical mutations of the verb:PAST PRESENT FUTURE m./f. m./f. m./f. I maradeti mored/moredet emrod you (sing.) maradeta/maradet " / " timrod/timredi 'he' marad/marda " / " imrod/timrod we maradnu mordim/mordor nimrod you (plur.) maradetem/maradeten " / " timredu they mardu " / " imredu
As can be seen from the table "nimrod" as a word means "we shall/will rebel".
Babel is the Hebrew *for* Babylon and they are one in the same. Babel is derived from the Hebrew root "BBL" and means "the gate of God".
Therefore, the *name* "Nimrod" became synonymous with 'rebellion' it came to be a verb in its own right.
It is, in fact, put forward by Professor Pinches (cited in Donald A. Mackenzie's Myths of Babylonia and Assyria [The Gresham Publishing Co. Inc., London, 1915]) that the name Nimrod is derived from the Sumerian Merodach, the Babylonian Marduk, and that they are possibly one in the same.
This would certainly seem feasible. It was a tradition in the Ancient Near to Middle East to deify monarchs.
The early Babylonian kings, from the time of Sargon I, till the fourth dynasty of Ur or later, claimed to be gods in their lifetime. The monarchs of the fourth dynasty of Ur in particular had temples built in their honor... [Frazer, The Golden Bough, p. 104]
Some cultures in fact deified each and every one of their monarchs. In Egypt the Pharaohs were seen as living gods. Each Pharaoh was Horus in life and Osiris in death. There was no question of the divinity of the Pharaohs. This, incidentally, is the reason for Pharaohs' interbreeding. It was a common practice and the purpose was so that the royal blood-line would not be tainted by ordinary mortals. Only the gods and Pharaohs could use magic and both were all-powerful. The Text claims that the Pharaohs were not harmed by interbreeding and were in fact smarter and cleverer than most people. Of course they were! They were the living gods! Is anyone going to dispute this? They knew the names of all things (they were educated), they knew the sacred symbols (they knew how to write). Of course they were cleverer - to an illiterate gods fearing nation.
The Sumerian period begins sometime prior to 3000 BC (probably as early as 4000 BC). The political organization of the Mesopotamian region was, basically, a collection of city-states. Sargon of Agade (or Sargon of Akkad) flourished at around 2371-16 BC. Sargon of Agade united the regions of Sumer and Akkad. His blood-line eventually lost the empire because of pressures from the Hurrians, the Hittites, and other invaders, not to mention internal pressures. In the south, Sumer once again gained ascendancy, dominated by the city-state Ur. This would have been around the time of Abraham and the moon god Nannar would have been the god in worship at the time in the city. Eventually, however, Sumer then collapsed under the Amorites around 2000 BC, who established many sub-kingdoms including Assyria and Babylon. Under Shamshi-Adad (1813-1781 BC)
Nimrod then was a king who was later deified as Marduk. The Babylonians adopted the Sumerian religion, changing the names of the deities into their own Akkadian. Marduk is introduced in the Babylonian version of Creation. The Sumerian and Babylonian myths differ radically, but there are many similarities that show clearly that the Babylonians expanded on and adapted the basic Sumerian model. The Babylonian creation, the *Enuma Elish*, shows how the world was created by Apsu and Mummu Tiamat. It goes through the creation of all the major gods (taken from the Sumerian religion) and how Tiamat, the mother of the gods and a personification of chaos often depicted as a dragon, decided to wage war on the young gods for, apparently, making too much noise. However, none of the gods would dare to stand against the mighty and ferocious army that Tiamat had created so Apsu, her former lover now enemy, created Marduk. He was to be the champion of the gods, but he demanded a price. If he was to successfully defeat Tiamat he was to be made supreme god over all gods and all man. This was agreed by all and Marduk defeated Tiamat.
When in 586 BC King Nebuchadnezzar decided to expand Babylon and took Jerusalem this was how the Jewish people strove to keep hold of their monotheistic religion over the polytheistic Babylonians. A careful analysis of the two creation myths will clearly show how the Yahweh creation of the world is the exact opposite of the dramatic Babylonian one.
In the time of the Old Testament the two most formidable forces that the Jews came into contact with were the Babylonians and the Egyptians. The demonism of their gods, Horus and Marduk, as Harut and Marut is not unusual. The Romans are perhaps the most guilty of this ploy taking over many 'pagan' festivals in order to gain converts. For instance, the Candlemas is a pagan festival that successive Popes failed to abolish and so suggested that people come into the churches to have the candles blessed. Another example is Halloween.
J. The Immaculate Birth and The Oedipal Complex
Although the text makes reference after reference to Nimrod's supposedly virgin birth this is nothing more than a blatant attack on the Christian truth of Jesus Christ's birth. Mary became an object of worship in the Middle Ages when a sect of monks began to worship her. In fact, the sect was quite controversial at the time but was later accepted into the Roman Catholic Church where it grew to fruition. Her Immaculate Conception has only been dogma since 1854.
The Buddha descended from heaven to his mother's womb in the shape of a milk-white elephant. The Aztec Coatlicue, "She of the Serpent-woven Skirt," was approached by a god in the form of a ball of feathers. The chapters of Ovid's Metamorphoses swarm with nymphs beset by gods in sundry masquerades: Jove as a bull, a swan, a shower of gold. Any leaf accidentally swallowed, any nut, or even the breath of a breeze, may be enough to fertilize the ready womb. The procreating power is everywhere. [p. 311]
The plan that a virgin birth is required so as to have been free from the restraints of the 'original sin' was not an issue in Babylonian mythology. This idea of 'original sin' stems from the Garden of Eden and the eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
The date of his birth seems to be deliberately contrived so as to correspond with the birth of Jesus Christ. However, it has been attested time and time again that Jesus Christ was not born on this date and most likely born some time in January or February, but the date of his birth was moved to Christmas in order to replace the Jewish Hanukkah and the pagan celebrations of the Winter Solstice, and has only been celebrated since the 4th century.
The concept of the Mother-Son relationship is, again, nothing new nor original. Greek myths abound with both gods and men doing exactly this. The roots to this recurring theme is in Freud's Oedipus Complex [which I shall not detail here].
It is not surprising, then, that this concept appears around the world in many cultures *independently*?
K. Nimrod's Might and Power
Chapter (5?), section D, in which is related Nimrod's vast knowledge and contributions to the world takes some doing.
Firstly, the claim that he was the first to use irrigation in the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates and this knowledge was carried to Egypt.
Secondly: "The first extraction of and manufacture of bronze". The Babylonian civilization grew at around the Middle Bronze Age.
Nimrod being responsible for the division of the day into the day as we know it today is farcical. The solar hour now in use is a relatively modern innovation. Until the 18th century an hour was usually taken as the 12th part of the period between sunrise and sunset or between sunset and sunrise and varied with the seasons. The days, again until fairly recently in history and certainly before mechanical time-keeping devices had been invented, were traditionally measured from sunrise to sunset [or variations thereof].
Indeed the Chaldeans are attributed as inventing the *basic* forms of astrology and the twelve constellations are believed to have been observed a thousand years later.
Cuneiform writing developed sometime before 3000 BC, at around the same time as Egyptian hieroglyphics, and was one of the first forms of picture writing. This, of course, was the Sumerian cuneiform. The first dynasty of Babylon wasn't established until the Amorites under Hammurabi in the 18th century BC. Then Cuneiform was used to write Akkadian.
The burning of clay bricks is related in the Bible [Gen. 11:3]. This precedes the building of the Tower of Babel which comes next. The perpetrators of this deed are "they".
Magic did not originate in any one place. The concept of magic and "witchcraft" developed in nearly all cultures globally. Magic was used by the Pharaohs (and the Gods) and it is more likely that Egypt and Mesopotamia fed each other this knowledge and developed magical systems together.
Finally, Mesopotamia (let alone Nimrod) established the days of the week as is shown below:Sunday - Sun Day Baal
Monday - Moon Day Allah
Tuesday - Tew's Day (Teutonic/Norse God)
Wednesday - Woden's Day (Norse: Odin)
Thursday - Thur's Day (Variation on Teutonic/Norse, Thor)
Friday - Frey's Day (again a Teutonic/Norse god)
Saturday - Saturn's Day (Roman god of agriculture. Greek: Chronos)
In Hebrew (to name but one language) the days of the week are not named after anyone or anything. They are simply "First Day", "Second Day", etc.
Two books are then referred to as researches into how Nimrod derived such immense power. Neither book seems to be accessible in English, which is convenient when meeting a Westerner, such as myself, who is unable to refer to these texts and must only take second-hand information as correctly represented.
It is quoted from the Quran (2:102) that the two fallen angels Harut (Horus) and Marut (Marduk) taught Nimrod and Semiramis. But this is not actually the case. Let us look at that same *complete* passage (sans insertions):
And now that an apostle has come to them from Allah confirming their own Scriptures, some of those to whom the Scriptures were given cast off the Book of Allah behind their backs as though they know nothing and accept what the devils tell of Solomon's kingdom. Not that Solomon was an unbeliever: it is the devils who are unbelievers. They teach men witchcraft and that which was revealed to the angels Harut and Marut in Babylon. Yet they never instruct any man without saying to him beforehand: 'We have been sent to tempt you; do not renounce your faith.' From these two, men learn a charm by which they can create discord between husband and wife, although they can harm none with what they learn except by Allah's leave.
The "they" in question are the "unbelievers", as mentioned in the verses above:
...'Whoever is an enemy of Gabriel, [...] whoever is an enemy of Allah, His angels, or His apostles, or of Gabriel or Michael, shall make Allah Himself his enemy: Allah is the enemy of the unbelievers.' [Quran 2:98]
[In fact, in all portions of the Quran that is quoted in the Text which specifically names Nimrod does not actually do so. The opponents are always "they", being "the unbelievers". Nimrod appears to have become the embodiment, personification of unbelievers, sinners and, therefore, "enemies of Allah".]
Returning to the 'fallen angels' Horus and Marduk: as previously mentioned this is a common device for converting people. They denounce the gods of other religions as 'demons' within their own. Egypt (personified in Horus) and Babylon (personified in Marduk) were the two key protagonists to the peoples of the Old Testament (the heroes of both Judaism and Islam).
The Text continues (in further sections) to account how every tradition of Christmas stems from the 'Cult of Nimrod'; which is utter poppycock.
Christmas is derived in part from rites held by pre-Christian Germanic and Celtic peoples to celebrate the winter solstice. The Jewish Hanukkah is also fairly near to Christmas. Christmas festivals, generally observed by Christians since the 4th century, incorporate pagan customs, such as the use of holly, mistletoe, Yule logs, and wassail bowls [none of which have origins in the Middle East!]. The Christmas tree is derived from the so-called paradise tree, symbolizing Eden, of German mystery plays. The use of a Christmas tree began early in the 17th century, in Strazbourg, France, spreading from there through Germany and then into northern Europe. In 1841 Albert, prince consort of Queen Victoria, introduced the Christmas tree custom to Great Britain; from there it accompanied immigrants to the United States. Meanwhile, Dutch settlers had brought to the New World the custom of celebrating St. Nicholas' Day on December 6, and especially St. Nicholas' Eve, when gifts were given to children, of whom the saint was patron. British settlers took over the tradition as part of their Christmas eve celebration. The English name of the legendary jolly man who delivers presents to good children at Christmas, Santa Claus, is derived from the Dutch Sinterklaas, a modification of Sant Nikolaas. The now traditional colours of red and white are thanks to Coca-cola.
The tradition of the Catholic sacrament (as well as those in other religions) certainly do not have their roots from this mythical ceremony practised by Nimrodites.
Despite all his might and power, where are the remains of Nimrod's mighty Babylon now? Well now, let's see. When in 1811 Claudius J. Rich made his journey to Babylon did he spend twelve years excavating the site as they did thirty years later? The archaeologists discovered thousands upon thousands of tablets relating to Babylonian and Sumerian life and customs. They found traces of a great city. Why didn't they find more? Perhaps because Babylon was finally conquered and destroyed? perhaps because the ruins are in the desert where they not only get buried but desert conditions (winds, etc.) can wear down unstable foundations and bring them down? Hmm, now. Let me think.
L. Further Discoveries
Nimrod attributes the title of Baal. Baal is a major god in the Hittite religion "Baal" means "master", "lord" or "owner" (depending on context, yet they all really meant the same thing).
Bacchus was a Babylonian god. He was god of wine and was the Roman name for the Greek Dionysis.
Tammuz was a Babylonian god, similar with Marduk and Tammuz was Ishtar's husband and the speculative identification was made between Semiramis and the Babylonian goddess of love and war, and (sometimes) queen of heaven. [Tammuz is also a month on the Jewish Calendar.]
Cush became the father of Nimrod; he was the first man earth to be a mighty man. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the Lord." The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, and Akkad, all of them in the land of Shinar. From that land he went into Assyria, and built Nineveh, Rehoboth-Ir, Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city. [Gen. 10:9-12]
And this is all. Now, as far as the Bible is concerned, yes, it can be interpreted that Nimrod, the "mighty man" was the first king. Egypt is said to be one of the sons of Ham, but the Egyptian civilization developed alongside Mesopotamia and had its own Pharaohs and the religion itself crossed over through trade routes. Neither Egypt nor Babylon were isolated.
The Biblical Nimrod was certainly a mighty king of Babylon. He was the builder of cities and Babylon for much of that time after is in reference to the "people" and not of specific people until, mostly, Nebuchadnezzar who is probably the most famous of Babylonian protagonists in the Bible.
Chapter 11 of Genesis opens with "Now the whole earth had one language and few words."
(ASV) And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.
(BBE) And all the earth had one language and one tongue.
(CEV) At first everyone spoke the same language,
(GNB) At first, the people of the whole world had only one language and used the same words.
(GW) The whole world had one language with a common vocabulary.
(KJV+) And the whole3605 earth776 was1961 of one259 language,8193 and of one259 speech.1697
(KJVA) And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
(LITV) And the whole earth was of one lip and of one speech.
(MKJV) And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.
(MSG) At one time, the whole Earth spoke the same language.
(WEB) The whole earth was of one language and of one speech.
It represents the first human group as settling in the Euphrates delta, discovering the use of clay for bricks, a special feature of early Mesopotamia architecture, and building a city and a tower. The writer's account of the spread of Noah's descendants, the dispersion of races and the rise of different languages (cf. 10:5) are regarded as the natural result of increasing population and the movements of people and an act of divine judgment."
From there the coastland people spread [...] each with his own language, by their families, in their nations. [Gen. 10:5], And their religious traditions covered the whole earth only to be reunited again under the reign of the Antichrist.
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