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Re: CHAT: Nimrud

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Monday, March 29, 2004, 3:18
On Sunday, March 28, 2004, at 10:22  PM, Danny Wier wrote:
>> Unfortunately i don't have any of my books of traditional commentaries >> with me, but i'm pretty sure it's because Nimrod is seen as an evil >> dictator who rebelled against God. > > Is there any relation between Nimrod and the Marids (_ma:rid_ is > Arabic for > "rebellious" and "giant"), the most powerful and wicked of the Jinn? > And > between the Marids and the Nephilim?
Possibly, but you'd probably need to find someone who knows about Arabo-Islamic lore to ask. I can't remember hearing about Jinn in Jewish lore. There are Sheidim, though, which may be similar, I just don't know enough about them or Jinn to make a good comparison. But I can't remember ever hearing anything about Nimrod being connected to them. Nephilim are generally explained in many (most?) traditional Jewish commentaries as not actually being angels or other 'divine beings' - the phrases |sons of God| and |daughters of Humanity| get explained as kinds of dichotomies other than human/divine - things like rulers/ruled, good/evil, Sethite/Cainite, but all completely human. -Stephen (Steg) "Let them come. There is one dwarf yet in Moria who still draws breath." ~ gimli son of gloin, LotR:FotR (movie version, at least)