The Biblical story of the Tower of Bablel almost certainly reflects tales of the ziggurates of Mesopotamia, and more specifically the great stepped Etemenanki temple of Babylon, whoch rose 300 ft above the city. To the early Israelistes the great, cosmopolitan city of Babylon, where many different languages were spoken, migh well have seemed an image of confusion, leading Hebrew scribes to link the city's Akkadian name, Bab-ilu, with the Hebrew word balal, meaning 'to mingle' or 'to confound'.
So true, IhartU. I can see being offended but IMO when you believe something is 100% true and perfect but are then faced with information that negates that, instead of just shrugging it off, you should be intrigued to investigate and try to learn more the information.
Do you know the saying "ignorance is bliss?" I am not saying anyone is ignorant but it is true that it is blissful to live in denial of certain information for some people.
Answer by hannahwill at 11:16 AM on Apr. 26, 2009
Answer by duckigrrl at 10:40 AM on Apr. 26, 2009
Answer by IhartU at 10:51 AM on Apr. 26, 2009
I haven't believed the Tower Of Babel since adoloesence. IDK but I am sure they are related to one another...it's definitely interesting.
Answer by hannahwill at 10:56 AM on Apr. 26, 2009
Answer by duckigrrl at 11:02 AM on Apr. 26, 2009
There is no supposedly about it duckgirl. Sumerian culture a historical fact.
Answer by hannahwill at 11:07 AM on Apr. 26, 2009
Answer by IhartU at 11:09 AM on Apr. 26, 2009
Answer by lesliegail22 at 11:11 AM on Apr. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:22 AM on Apr. 26, 2009
Funny how anytime someone wants to discuss anything other then Christianity and especially when people want to discuss anything showing Christianity's similarities to religions that existed PRIOR to Christianity that replies like the one above from anon start popping up....
Answer by anetrnlov at 11:25 AM on Apr. 26, 2009
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