Monday, September 18, 2017

Esau killed Nimrod

Recently, I've been reading the extra-biblical text of the Book of Jasher. This particular book is mentioned in the bible twice, thereby giving it credibility. What caught my attention about the account of Esau killing Nimrod is that both these men were wicked in the eyes of God.

Many Christians entertain thoughts of disaster and doom in these last days, but it shouldn't be. God protects his people and the disobedient are sent against the disobedient. God's people need to follow the leading of the Spirit in order to avoid Satan's attacks. As we progress further along into bizarre times on the earth, keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and perfecter of your faith.

Here's an excerpt from the 27th chapter of the Book of Jasher:

1 And Esau at that time, after the death of Abraham, frequently went in the field to hunt.

2 And Nimrod king of Babel, the same was Amraphel, also frequently went with his mighty men to hunt in the field, and to walk about with his men in the cool of the day.

3 And Nimrod was observing Esau all the days, for a jealousy was formed in the heart of Nimrod against Esau all the days.

4 And on a certain day Esau went in the field to hunt, and he found Nimrod walking in the wilderness with his two men.

5 And all his mighty men and his people were with him in the wilderness, but they removed at a distance from him, and they went from him in different directions to hunt, and Esau concealed himself for Nimrod, and he lurked for him in the wilderness.

6 And Nimrod and his men that were with him did not know him, and Nimrod and his men frequently walked about in the field at the cool of the day, and to know where his men were hunting in the field.

7 And Nimrod and two of his men that were with him came to the place where they were, when Esau started suddenly from his lurking place, and drew his sword, and hastened and ran to Nimrod and cut off his head.

8 And Esau fought a desperate fight with the two men that were with Nimrod, and when they called out to him, Esau turned to them and smote them to death with his sword.

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