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COUNCILS OF NIMES (Concilia Nemausensia)

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 703 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COUNCILS OF NIMES (Concilia Nemausensia). Of the four councils held at Nimes those of 886 and 1284 are relatively unimportant. The synod of 394 adopted seven canons on discipline, which were first printed in 1743 and have not as yet Many later legends gathered round Nimrod ; Philo, De gigantibus, § 15, allegorises more suo. Nimrod stands for treachery or desertion, according to the derivation from mrd mentioned above. According to Josephus, Ant. I. iv. 2, vi. 2, Nimrod built the Tower of Babel. According to the Rabbis (Tzeenah u Reenah, Hershon's tr., p. 59), Nimrod cast Abraham into the fire because he refused to worship idols. God, however, delivered him. Nimrod, in the form Nimrud or Nimroud, is an element in many modern place-names in western Asia. (W. H. BE.) made their way into the great collections. At the council of July 1og6 Pope Urban II. presided, and sixteen disciplinary canons were adopted, which have many points of contact with the canons of the council of Clermont. See, for the first council of Nimes, Lauchert, pp. 183-185; for the others, Hardouin vi. 1. 397, vi. 2. 1747 if., vii. 903 ff.; full titles under CouNc1L. (W. W. R.*)
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