Tower of Babel

The Tower of Babel:

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by Pieter Brueghel the ElderGenesis 11:1-9

1 Now the entire earth was of one language and uniform words. 2 And it came to pass when they traveled from the east, that they found a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and fire them thoroughly”; so the bricks were to them for stones, and the clay was to them for mortar. 4 And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make ourselves a name, lest we be scattered upon the face of the entire earth”. 5 And the Lord descended to see the city and the tower that the sons of man had built. 6 And The LORD said, “Lo! [they are] one people, and they all have one language, and this is what they have commenced to do. Now, will it not be withheld from them, all that they have planned to do? 7 Come, let us descend and confuse their language, so that one will not understand the language of his companion”. 8 And the Lord scattered them from there upon the face of the entire earth, and they ceased building the city. 9 Therefore, He named it Babel, for there the Lord confused the language of the entire earth, and from there the Lord scattered them upon the face of the entire earth.

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    4 Responses to Tower of Babel

    1. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etemenanki
      Why do these artists always paint something so blatantly historically inaccurate? Brueghel based this painting on the coliseum of Rome (which is not of or to do with architecture in Mesopotamia). Call it the Tower of Brueghel or the tower of Faust for all I care. But not the Tower of Babel

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    2. Because Brueghel lived in the sixteenth century, several hundred years before archaeologists rediscovered ancient Mesopotamia?

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    3. Tower of Babble. Monument to politicians, preachers and all religious freaks.

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