Nimrod

Concise Bible Dictionary:

Son or descendant of Cush, the son of Ham. He was “mighty upon the earth,” and “a mighty hunter,” using force and craft to bring man as well as beasts under his sway. The words “before the Lord” probably signify imperial energy and usurped authority in independence of Jehovah. “The beginning of his kingdom was Babel” with other towns in the land of Shinar. And “out of that land went forth Asshur,” or “he went out to Assyria,” and built Nineveh and other cities. So that Nimrod and his descendants were those who founded both Babylon and Nineveh. Babylonia was also called the land of Nimrod, which shows that the descendants of Ham settled in the East as well as in Egypt in the South. Those in the East afterward gave place in a great measure to the descendants of Shem (Gen. 10:8-118And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. 9He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. 10And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 11Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, (Genesis 10:8‑11); 1 Chron. 1:1010And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be mighty upon the earth. (1 Chronicles 1:10); Mic. 5:66And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders. (Micah 5:6)).

Strong’s Dictionary of Hebrew Words:

Transliteration:
Nimrowd
Phonic:
nim-rode’
Meaning:
or Nimrod {nim-rode'}; probably of foreign origin; Nimrod, a son of Cush
KJV Usage:
Nimrod

Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:

we will rebel

Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

Increase; rebellious; apostate; valiant one:―son of Cush, Gen. 10:8. {Augmentatio}