Mr. and Mrs. Prophet: 20
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Genesis Rabbah 38.13
Nimrod suggested to Abraham that since he had refused to worship his father's idols
because of their want of power, he should worship fire, which is very powerful.
Abraham pointed out that water has power over fire.
"Well," said Nimrod, "let us declare water god."
"But," replied Abraham, "the clouds absorb the water and even they are dispersed by the wind."
"Then let us declare the wind our god."
"Bear in mind," continued Abraham, "that man is stronger than wind, and can resist it and stand against it."
Nimrod, becoming weary of arguing with Abraham, decided to cast him before his god--fire.