Who was Semerimus?
An Evil and Demonic Woman
Secular history and tradition tell us that Nimrod married a woman who was as evil and demonic as himself. Her name was Semerimus. Knowing God’s promise of a future Savior (Genesis 3:15), Semerimus brazenly claimed that Tammuz, her first son, fulfilled this prophecy.
Semerius Created a Religion
Semerimus thereupon instituted a religious system, which made both her and her son the objects of Divine worship. She herself became the first high priestess. Thus began the mother-child cult which later spread all over the world. The city of Babylon was the seat of Satan worship until it fell, in 539 BC, to the Persians…. What were the teachings of Semerimus’ satanic church?
That Semerimus herself was the way to God. She actually adopted the title “Queen of Heaven.” [The Bible identifies the term “Queen of Heaven” in Jeremiah 7:18; 44:17,18,19, 25. Semerimus’ child is identified in the Scriptures as Tammuz–Ezekiel 8:14.] (WILLMINGTON’S GUIDE TO THE BIBLE, pp. 570-571).
Much of the historic and traditional history for Semerimus comes from the writings of Alexander Hislop in his book, THE TWO BABYLONS. An additional source for information on the harlot of Revelation 17 may be found in the book entitled SHORT PAPER ON CHURCH HISTORY.
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Dr. Elmer Towns is a college and seminary professor, an author of popular and scholarly works (the editor of two encyclopedias), a popular seminar lecturer, and dedicated worker in Sunday school, and has developed over 20 resource packets for leadership education.His personal education includes a B.S. from Northwestern College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a M.A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary also in Dallas, a MRE from Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, and a D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.He is co-founder of Liberty University, with Jerry Falwell, in 1971, and was the only full-time teacher in the first year of Liberty’s existence. Today, the University has over 11,400 students on campus with 39,000 in the Distance Learning Program (now Liberty University Online), and he is the Dean of the School of Religion.Dr. Towns has given theological lectures and taught intensive seminars at over 50 theological seminaries in America and abroad. He holds visiting professorship rank in five seminaries. He has written over 2,000 reference and/or popular articles and received six honorary doctoral degrees. Four doctoral dissertations have analyzed his contribution to religious education and evangelism.