Nimrod was the son of Cush and the grandson of Ham and-great grandson of Noah. In Genesis, chapter 10, he is called the first of the kings and a mighty hunter. The heart of his empire included Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh in the land of Shinar. From there he extended his reign to Assyria. He built Nineveh, Rehoboth-Ir, Calah, and Resen, the main city of the empire. In Micah 5:6, Assyria is mentioned as the "land of Nimrod.".

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