A fascinating biblical character is Nimrod whose brief biography is hidden away in Genesis 10. He built a mighty kingdom in southern Mesopotamia, then expanded it northward by conquering and building up cities in Assyria. Since Moses wrote about Nimrod before his death in 1406 BC, the options are limited for the identity of this ancient empire builder. Historical evidence from archaeology, ancient texts, and ancient drawings all points to only one man who fits the description of biblical Nimrod perfectly. In this book, Dr. Petrovich attempts to weed out the wrongly identified candidates and prove to the reader just who in history can be equated confidently with Nimrod the empire builder.
Douglas Petrovich (Ph.D., M.A., Th.M., M.Div.) serves as Professor of Biblical History and Exegesis for Brookes Bible College (St. Louis, Missouri) and resides in Richmond, Texas. He formerly taught biblical studies and ancient Near Eastern history and archaeology at The Bible Seminary (Katy, Texas), ancient Egypt at Wilfrid Laurier (Waterloo, Canada), and served as a professor and administrator at Shepherd’s Theological Seminary (Cary, North Carolina) and Novosibirsk Biblical-Theological Seminary (Siberia, Russia). Doctor Petrovich earned a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, with a major in Syro-Palestinian archaeology and a first minor in ancient Egyptian language (hieroglyphics). His interests include ancient Mesopotamian archaeology, biblical history, ancient Egyptian history, and the languages of the ancient Near East.