A Short Note On The Giant Tower Builder

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Nimrod the Giant Tower Builder

When we think of typology in the Old testament, we think of types of Christ. The sacrifice of the Passover lamb is a classic example. Passages in the New Testament (see 1 Cor. 5:7; John 1:29; 1 Peter 1:19) verify typology as a legitimate form of biblical interpretation. But what about passages in the Old Testament that seem to clearly indicate a “Christ-type” that are not officially sanctioned by the New Testament writers? There are many types of Christ not specifically mentioned in the New Testament that are clearly types of Christ. Joseph is a classic example. Any internet search of Joseph/typology will give plenteous prolepses of Christ.

The question arises then, what of Antichrist types? Judas, Antiochus Epiphanes, Nimrod and King Herod and are some of many examples. In the book of Esther, we have the reckless and violent Haman, a type of Antichrist in direct conflict and bitter envy against Mordecai, a type of Christ. In this chapter, the focus is on Nimrod. He is: A.) One of the clearer examples of Antichrist typology and B.) Clearly a type of Trump as well.
In Genesis chapter 10, it says that Nimrod became a “mighty one” as well as “a mighty hunter before the Lord.” “The ancient rabbis tell us that this statement means that Nimrod went out from the presence of the Lord, in the sense that he turned his back upon God and His truth, and became a ‘hunter of souls’. Seeking to turn multitudes of men away from God and unto himself.” (The…

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