Nimrod was a very significant man in ancient times, the grandson of Ham and great-grandson of Noah. Nimrod started his kingdom at Babylon. He is more famous for building the tower of Babel.
Genesis 11: 1-9
The Tower of Babel
Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.
They said to each other, "Come, let's make bricks and bake them thoroughly." They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth."
But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. The LORD said, "If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other."
So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel óbecause there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
In contemporary U.S. slang, "nimrod" means "fool or numbskull".
That's where I came up with the idea of a Nimrod Awards page, describing people that act like fools and numskulls. "What a Nimrod!"
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