I just don't understand how the Tower was destroyed but people can fly into outerspace and that wasn't prevented by God. You can't tell me people didn't have the thoughts way back when they first did this that they might be able to see into the heavens. Any ideas of why this might be? Just confusing to me.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:13 AM on Apr. 18, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
The biblical story of the Tower of Babel almost certainly reflects travelers' tales of the ziggurats of Mesopotamia, and more specifically the great stepped Etemenanki temple of Babylon which rose over 300 feet above the city. To the early Israelites the great busy city of Babylon where many different languages were spoken might well have seemed like confusion, leading Hebrew scribes to link the Akkadian name Bab-ilu, with the Hebrews word BALAL, meaning 'to mingle' or 'confound'.
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