Nimrod Before and After the Bible

  title={Nimrod Before and After the Bible},
  author={Karel van der Toorn and Pieter W. Horst},
  journal={Harvard Theological Review},
  pages={1 - 29}
The biblical information concerning the figure of Nimrod is scarce. Post-biblical tradition has added supplementary details that cannot be found in the biblical text, however much they may be presented as results of exegesis of this text. This article first examines the biblical data about Nimrod and sees whether he can be identified with an extra-biblical, a pre-biblical, prototype. Second, it investigates the ways in which the few biblical data have given rise to post-biblical haggadic… 

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