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Powerful king of Shinar (Babylon) referenced in Genesis 10:8-10. According to the Midrash, he deified himself and cast Abraham into a fiery furnace when he refused to renounce his faith in monotheism. (Abraham was miraculously saved.) Also according to the Midrash, he was Amraphel, one of the four kings whom Abraham battled (Genesis 14).


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Entry for 'Nimrod'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ckb/n/nimrod.html. 2012.

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