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1 The Prophecy of Zephaniah Study 2 – “When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance”

2 The Prophecy of Zephaniah Nimrod in Zephaniah

3 The Prophecy of Zephaniah

4 Separation of the sons of Adam

5 The Prophecy of Zephaniah The Kingdom of Men

6 The Prophecy of Zephaniah Nimrod – 13 th Generation from Adam His name means - “The Rebel” or “We will rebel”.

7 The Prophecy of Zephaniah Nimrod

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9 Nimrod

10 Assyrian tradition – Mighty hunters Ashurbanipal ( BC) lion hunting in a chariot

11 The Prophecy of Zephaniah “The way, too, in which Ninus (the legendary first Assyrian king) gained his power is the very way in which Nimrod erected his. There can be no doubt that it was by inuring his followers to the toils and dangers of the chase that he gradually formed them to the use of arms, and so prepared them for aiding him in establishing his dominions.” Alexander Hislop, “The Two Babylons” pg. 23 Nimrod’s Power

12 The Prophecy of Zephaniah Heading The Land of Shinar

13 The Prophecy of Zephaniah And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

14 The Prophecy of Zephaniah

15 God’s answer to Nimrod’s rebellion

16 The Prophecy of Zephaniah Heading “So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.”

17 The Prophecy of Zephaniah The table of Nations…. From Shem, Ham and Japheth “…of them was the whole earth overspread.” Within 100 years of the Flood, Nimrod’s rebellion resulted in 70 different languages and 70 nations.

18 The Prophecy of Zephaniah (Key - Count names only once and omit Noah, Shem, Ham and Japheth, and the names of cities)

19 The Prophecy of Zephaniah

20 Eber and Hebrew

21 The Prophecy of Zephaniah After the Flood – Patriarchal Line Noah Shem Arphaxad Salah Eber Peleg Reu Serug Nahor Terah Abram Died 35 yrs after Abraham Nimrod’s rebellion 100

22 The Prophecy of Zephaniah The separation of the nations happened when he was born – he was named after the dramatic event!

23 The Prophecy of Zephaniah Shem Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, Aram “In his days was the earth divided” Uz, Hul, Gether, Mash Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, Sabtechah, Nimrod Nimrod (12) Sheba, Dedan (12) Division

24 The Prophecy of Zephaniah  Joktan is the 13 th descendant of Shem listed.  He was born after the division of the nations.  His name means “He will be made little”.  Its numerical value is 169 = 13 x 13.  He had 13 sons - Numerical value of sons names is 2756 = 212 x 13. Joktan – Representative of rebels

25 The Prophecy of Zephaniah “According to the number…..” The generations of Shem Now counting from Shem

26 The Prophecy of Zephaniah Israel and the Nations

27 Heading The Prophecy of Zephaniah

28 Israel the only ‘immortal’ nation

29 The Prophecy of Zephaniah The Feast of Tabernacles - The ingathering of all nations

30 The Prophecy of Zephaniah Study 3 (God willing) – “He will famish all the gods of the earth”


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