Tower of Babel – 2242 B.C. & Proof of the Tower of Babel

Finger Pointing UpAfter Noah died, what did his son’s do, and did they obey You?

Noah didn’t have any more children, but his three sons did.  Between all three of them they had at least 72 sons, almost half of them were from the cursed Ham’s bloodline.  And many cities were erected (Gen 10).

“And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. 

And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. 

And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly.  And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.

And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. 

1. Tower of Babel
The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1563)

And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. 

Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. 

So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. 

Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth” (Gen 11:1-9).

Note: The Tower of Babel has been estimated to have been between 100 and 200 square miles, 5-10 times the size of London (Bible History: Old Testament, by Alfred Edersheim).

2. Evidence of the possible builders of Babylon
Evidence of the possible builders of Babylon and the Tower of Babel comes from a Mesolithic settlement that is dated older than Gobekli Tepe which is only four miles away in Urfa where in 1993 the “Balıklıgöl Statue” was discovered.

Nimrod, the grandson of Ham and great grandson of Noah, is believed to have been the instigator of building the Tower of Babel, and he built Babylon and Nineveh, bother powerful cities. 

Babylon was about 200 square miles and was protected by a double defensive brick wall reinforced with towers.  But in 330 B.C.  Alexander the Great conquered and destroyed it.

Many writers, including Josephus, the ancient Jewish historian, believes that Nimrod was the father of heathenism – to find strength and happiness in sin, and not in God.  To ignore that which is not seen and cling to what is seen (empiricism).

To read more about Herodotus and the Tower of Babel go here

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