Amraphel or Nimrod?

So I started thinking about how names were changed when people came into covenant or relationship with God. We see it first with Abram becoming Abraham and Sarai becoming Sarah. During this same time frame, there was a guy named Nimrod. Scripture says he “became” a gibburim or mighty hunter before the Lord. Another name for Nimrod was Amrâphel from the land of Shinar. There are two Jewish legends of how Nimrod died. One is that Shem (Noah’s) son killed him and another is Esau beheaded him and then took the skins which originally belonged to Adam. I’m leaving a lot of info out on purpose. 
My question is this…did Nimrod’s name change like Abraham’s when he made a covenant with Satan? Some say Nimrod “rebel, subduer of the leopard” was just a title like Baal, but was it? Amrâphel means “darkness”, a notarikon-type play on the words amarah (“statement”) and afelah (“darkness”)”. Some scholars believe ot means “causes to fall”. When he “became mighty”, did this mans name change too? Another thought is this…we know the significance if Shem killed him. That’s a given. But what does it mean if Esau actually killed him? Remember, it was after this event that Esau gave up HIS birthright to Jacob (who’s name later changed to Israel). Did Esau just give up everything because he was hungry or was there more to it? Obtaining this “skin” from Nimrod, did he somehow change too?
Now if Esau beheaded Nimrod, how did Esau die? The book of Jasher says Esau prevented Jacob’s burial when He died. This caused a war with these two brothers families and this is how Esau died. “It was at this time that Dan’s son, a man who could not speak or hear, walked up to Esau and severed his head from his body.
Yasher 56:63 And Chushim was dumb and deaf, still he understood the voice of consternation amongst men. 64 And he asked, saying, Why do you not bury the dead, and what is this great consternation? And they answered him the words of Esau and his sons; and he ran to Esau in the midst of the battle, and he slew Esau with a sword, and he cut off his head, and it sprang to a distance, and Esau fell amongst the people of the battle. 65 And when Chushim did this thing Jacob’s sons prevailed over Esau’s sons, and Jacob’s sons buried their father Jacob by force in the cave, and Esau’s sons beheld it.
After Esau died his sons ran away with his body but left his head.” ( So according to this, Dan’s son (the serpent by the way) Chushim beheaded Esau. We seem to see a pattern here. Nimrod beheaded. Esau beheaded. And Dan’s son avenged Esau. Evil begets evil begets evil. 

This is something to think about. Who knows, there may be nothing to any of this.

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  1. Nimrod died at age 500 in 1770bc Adams 2256am, AmarPal of Ur the son of Shulgi /Dungi died at age 215, no idea if Esau did at 16, i doubt it. Esau sold his birthright at 16 in a Marduk year, and Marduk new years are 13-year cycle. Every Marduk seems to be claimed as Nimrod.


  2. And the Marduk of Nimrod’s death is 156-year 73 orbits of Mars, while the 13-year of Esau belongs to 156-year of 360-day just 72 orbits of Mars. I once thought there was only one Mardu calendar, but then realized the two 360-day and 365-day, and then Jasher put me onto Harran Syria Marduks because it matches Mari Syria with the Mayan Mars for Marduk (3113bc end of Flood day 1-imix). Which of course then made me realize they all had the same 780-day Tau date that only Nahor of Ur could have made for Terah’s birth which is 2148bc not 2127bc. source of 21-year error all the way thru Assyrian-Babylon records


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