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Tower of Babel 

The Tower of Babel

Genesis 11 tells us that why we have so many languages ​​in our world.  It make it so difficult to communicate. First, human beings spoke the same language, and tried to build a tall building in a city. When human beings communicated in the same language, they understood each other very well. Humans thought they could do anything they want. When God saw it, He was angry because they do not think they need God. God interfered with humans by making people speak different languages. People were scattered all over the land and abandoned their intention to build the tower to the sky.

 The city of Babel is in an area called Shinar. If you look carefully at the Bible, you will find that the word “Shinar” appears in many other scriptures. They talked about the popular city named “Babylon”.  It is located along the Euphrates River in central Iraq.

What is true? Is the tower of Babel real ?

The city of Babylon flourished from the reign of Hammurabi, around 1,800 BC.  Archaeologists have found that there is a building in the city that may be the legendary Tower of Babel.  Although the only evidence that remains today is the foundations of the building. When it was measured, it was found to be close to the data recorded by the Mesopotamians. Like the pyramid is an ancient Egyptian symbol, ziggurat is the symbol of Mesopotamia.  A ziggurat’s appearance is similar to a pyramid, with a square base, divided into several stacked layers. Some ziggurats were up to 7 floors, and some suggest that each layer was a different color.

The ziggurat of Mesopotamia was popular during that time. And evidence still remains to the present. The Great Ziggurat of Ur, the most famous ziggurat, was built in Iraq for the dedication of Nanna in the reign of Ur-Nammu around 2,100 BC. The Great Ziggurat of Babylon was built for the same purpose. It is a temple dedicated to the god Marduk, the main patroness of Babylon.

Scholars offer that a Jewish group remembered the experience they saw and adapted it into the mythology of the Babel Tower that appears in the Bible. No one can prove clearly that the Tower of Babel is true or not, then. But from the evidence found now and the hypothesis that scholars propose. It seems to have a high possibility. The Babel Tower in the Bible would probably be a Great Ziggurat of Babylon.

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Friend’s review by Ratsameedara Nunkliang

Tower of Babel

Genesis 11 tells us that why we have so many languages ​​in our world.  It make it so difficult to communicate. First, human beings spoke the same language, and tried to build a tall building in a city. When human beings communicated in the same language, they understood each other very well. Humans thought they could do anything they want. When God saw it, he interfered with humans by making people speak different languages. People were scattered all over the land and abandoned their intention to build the tower to the sky.

(You might want to write here about why God was upset that people were building a very tall building.  I don’t know from reading this that God thinks that the people are too overconfident, and that they might think they don’t need God if they are too confident in themselves.)

The city of Babel is in an area called Shinar. If you look carefully at the Bible, you will find that the word “Shinar” appears in many other scriptures. They talked about the popular city named “Babylon”.  It is located along the Euphrates River in central Iraq.

What is true? Is the tower of Babel real ?

The city of Babylon flourished from the reign of Hammurabi, around 1,800 BC.  Archaeologists have found that there is a building in the city that may be the legendary Tower of Babel.  Although the only evidence that remains today is the foundations of the building. When it was measured, it was found to be close to the data recorded by the Mesopotamians. It received the name Etemenanki, which means “Home of the foundation of heaven on earth”. Like the pyramid is an ancient Egyptian symbol, ziggurat is the symbol of Mesopotamia.  A ziggurat’s appearance is similar to a pyramid, with a square base, divided into several stacked layers. Some ziggurats were up to 7 floors, and some suggest that each layer was a different color. The top floor is a sanctuary for the gods, so the function of the ziggurat is completely different from that of the pyramids of Egypt. The pyramid is a cemetery. But ziggurat serves as a temple.

(This is very interesting, I think you did a good job here talking about the history and how ziggurats and pyramids are similar and very large.  I have a good idea about what a ziggurat is and where they were built.)

The ziggurat of Mesopotamia was popular during that time. And evidence still remains to the present. The Great Ziggurat of Ur in Iraq was built for the dedication of Nanna in the reign of Ur-Nammu around 2,100 BC. The Great Ziggurat of Babylon was built for the same purpose. It is a temple dedicated to the god Marduk, the main patroness of Babylon. The Babylonians wanted to create a symbol as a “ladder” that they will use to climb up to the gods. The position of creation is at the center of the universe, according to the belief of the Babylonians. It is the point where they believe the goddess Marduk created the world.

(Why do I need to know about the Great Ziggurat of Ur?  I know it is the most famous ziggurat, but the reader might not know this.  Why do I need to know about the point of creation?  You should say that the ziggurat represents this point of creation to the Babylonians.)

Scholars offer that a Jewish group remembered the experience they saw and adapted it into the mythology of the Babel Tower that appears in the Bible. No one can prove clearly that the Tower of Babel is true or not, then. But from the evidence found now and the hypothesis that scholars propose. It seems to have a high possibility. The Babel Tower in the Bible would probably be a Great Ziggurat of Babylon, the “Etemenanki” of the goddess Marduk in Babylon.

(This is a good conclusion, because it is difficult to tell from archaeology what really happened.  I think that you did a good job telling the reader about the facts and then coming to a conclusion from those facts.)

 


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Tower of Babel

Genesis 11 tells us that why we have so many languages ​​in our world.  It make it so difficult to communicate. First, human beings spoke the same language, and tried to build a tall building in a city. When human beings communicated in the same language, they understood each other very well. Humans thought they could do anything they want. When God saw it, he interfered with humans by making people speak different languages. People were scattered all over the land and abandoned their intention to build the tower to the sky.

The city of Babel is in an area called Shinar. If you look carefully at the Bible, you will find that the word “Shinar” appears in many other scriptures. They talked about the popular city named “Babylon”.  It is located along the Euphrates River in central Iraq.

What is true? Is the tower of Babel real ?

The city of Babylon flourished from the reign of Hammurabi, around 1,800 BC.  Archaeologists have found that there is a building in the city that may be the legendary Tower of Babel.  Although the only evidence that remains today is the foundations of the building. When it was measured, it was found to be close to the data recorded by the Mesopotamians. It received the name Etemenanki, which means “Home of the foundation of heaven on earth”. Like the pyramid is an ancient Egyptian symbol, ziggurat is the symbol of Mesopotamia.  A ziggurat’s appearance is similar to a pyramid, with a square base, divided into several stacked layers. Some ziggurats were up to 7 floors, and some suggest that each layer was a different color. The top floor is a sanctuary for the gods, so the function of the ziggurat is completely different from that of the pyramids of Egypt. The pyramid is a cemetery. But ziggurat serves as a temple.

The ziggurat of Mesopotamia was popular during that time. And evidence still remains to the present. The Great Ziggurat of Ur in Iraq was built for the dedication of Nanna in the reign of Ur-Nammu around 2,100 BC. The Great Ziggurat of Babylon was built for the same purpose. It is a temple dedicated to the god Marduk, the main patroness of Babylon. The Babylonians wanted to create a symbol as a “ladder” that they will use to climb up to the gods. The position of creation is at the center of the universe, according to the belief of the Babylonians. It is the point where they believe the goddess Marduk created the world.

Scholars offer that a Jewish group remembered the experience they saw and adapted it into the mythology of the Babel Tower that appears in the Bible. No one can prove clearly that the Tower of Babel is true or not, then. But from the evidence found now and the hypothesis that scholars propose. It seems to have a high possibility. The Babel Tower in the Bible would probably be a Great Ziggurat of Babylon, the “Etemenanki” of the goddess Marduk in Babylon.

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Towel of Babel 

       Genesis 11 tells us that why do we have so many languages ​​in our world? It make so difficult to communicate. And first answer is human beings speaks the same language. And try to build a sky-high building in a city. When human beings communicate in the same language, they understand each other very well. Humans can do everything they want. When God sees it, he interferes humans by making people speak different languages. People were scattered all over the land and abandoned the intention to build the towel to the sky.

          The city of Babel is in an area called Shinar. If you look carefully at the Bible, you will find that the word “Shinar” appears in many other scriptures. They talked about the popular city name “Babylon” It is located along the Euphrates River in central Iraq.

         What is true? Is towel of Babel have a real ? 

The city of Babylon, which flourished from the reign of Hammurabi about 1,800 BC.Archaeologists have found that there is a building in the structure that may be the legendary Babel. Although the evidence remains today, only the foundations of the building. when it was measured, it was found to be close to the data recorded by the Mesopotamian. Received the name “Etemenanki”, which means “Home of the foundation of heaven on earth”. If the pyramid is an ancient Egyptian symbol. Sigikrat is the symbol of Mesopotamia. Sikrit’s appearance is similar to the pyramid. With a square base. Divided into several layers stacked Some up to 7 floors, some suggest that each layer is different colors. The top floor is a sanctuary for the gods, so the function of the sigikrat is completely different from that of the pyramids of Egypt. The pyramid is a cemetery. But sigigarette serves as a temple. 

Sigiriyat of Mesopotamia is poplar on that time. And still remains evidence to the present. Great Ziggurat of Ur in Iraq It was built for the dedication of Nanna in the reign of Ur-Nammu around 2,100 BC. The Great Ziggurat of Ur in Babylon was built for the same purpose. It is a temple dedicated to the god Marduk, the main patroness of Babylon. The Babylonians want to create an ecumenical anguish as a “ladder” that they will use to climb up to the gods.The position of creation is at the center of the universe, according to the Belief of the Babylonians. It is the point where they believe the goddess Marduk created the world. Scholars offer that it is Jewish group will bring the experience they saw to be adapted into the mythology of the Babel Tower that appears in the Bible. The tower of Babel is true or not, then no one can prove  it clearly. But from the evidence found now and the hypothesis that scholars propose. It seems to have a high possibility. The Babel Tower in the Bible would probably be a Great Ziggurat of Ur. The ““Etemenanki”” of the goddess Marduk in Babylon.