Pulpit Commentary Homiletics
1. His ancestral pedigree - a Cushite.
2. His early occupation - a hunter of wild beasts, a pioneer of civilization.
3. His rising ambition - he began to be a "Gibber," or mighty one.
4. His regal authority - the beginning of his kingdom was Babel.
5. His extending empire - out of that land went he forth into Asshur.
6. His posthumous renown: "Wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod." - W.
I. DESCENDANTS OF A WICKED FATHER.
II. INHERITORS OF AN AWFUL CURSE.
III. POSSESSORS OF A FAIR DOMAIN.
IV. USURPERS OF ANOTHER'S LAND. Lessons: -
1. Wicked men and nations may greatly prosper.
2. Prosperity sometimes leads to greater wickedness.
3. The greatest prosperity cannot turn aside the punishment of sin. - W.
I. WHEN IT TOOK PLACE. In the fourth generation after the Flood.
II. How IT WAS EFFECTED.
1. By the Divine interposition.
2. By the confusion of tongues.
III. FOR WHAT IT WAS DESIGNED.
1. To punish sin.
2. To separate the Church.
3. To occupy the earth.
IV. BY WHAT IT WAS REMEMBERED. The naming of Eber's son. Learn -
1. To read well the signs of the times.
2. To understand well the cause of God's judgments.
3. To remember well the gift of God's mercies. - W.
I. THEIR ROOTS. Individuals.
II. THEIR RISE.
1. As to time, after the Flood.
2. As to cause, Divine impulse.
3. As to instrumentality, variation of speech.
III. THEIR CHARACTERISTICS.
1. A common head.
2. A common tongue.
3. A common land.
IV. THEIR DESTINIES. To overspread the earth. - W.