Gen 10:8

10:8 Nimrod. His name means “we shall rebel”; later Jewish tradition identifies him as the builder of the Tower of Babel (11:1–9). This hunter and warrior is an archetype of Mesopotamian ideals of kingship.

he was the first. This and similar phrases are used to mark important historical developments (4:26; 6:1; 9:20; 11:6).

mighty man. This title may link him with the tyrants in 6:4.