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He was a mighty hunter

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before the face of YHVH (read Adonai). Thus, on account of this it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter in the face of YHVH (read Adonai).”


He was so mighty he would slay almost any creature that exists in the presence of THE ETERNAL AND PERSONAL GOD just to show he could do it. That is why the saying developed, “Like Nimrod, the mighty one who can slay any creature in the presence of THE ETERNAL AND PERSONAL GOD.”



This word does mean “hunter, chaser, or catcher.” However, the context of the passage implies that it is referring to something more than your average guy trying to shoot a deer to provide food for his family. That is why I have indicated in my paraphrase that he used his power and ability in this area to impress and intimidate people.