The tower of Babel

Gateway to the Heavens: The Assyrian Account to the Tower of Babel

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Key parallels are seen between the Biblical and Assyrian accounts, that is, that they both speak of mankind unified by a single language and building a tower, thus angering the gods, which resulted in the confusion of the language. The Assyrian account, much like the other tablets found in the same collection, were most likely copies of older tablets. What inspired the Assyrian Babel and what was the original message conveyed? Much like its Hebrew counterpart, these questions continue to elude us.

Sources

Davidson, Benjamin. The Analytical Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon . 11th ed. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 2004. [Print]

JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh . Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 2003. [Print]

Koutoupis, Petros. Biblical Origins: An Adopted Legacy . College Station: Virtualbookworm.com P, 2008. [Print]

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By Petros Koutoupis

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Multiple reports of Bible stories confirm the Bible accounts.

Also, could it be that this catastrophc flood that is laid into almost 3000 different cultures and languages actually happened and that this is what truly killed off everything instead of just an ice age? If you had a global flood as told in the story of gilgamesh or even the chinese flood accounts mayan etc it would cause the earth to cool tremendously.I mean the fact that they have found hundreds of frozen alive animals with fresh vegitation in their mouths and digestive tracts would point towards something far quicker than a crazy climate change from a single volcano or meteor impact? Just speculating.

Also, one might be interested in the story of gilgamesh as well as the white stag if this interests anyone.

...and most powerful does not mean the wisest.

Why is it that the most powerful entity and all religion around the world is based on this? The masons , who can arguably be the most powerful orginization in the whole world have a very astute and profound belief in Nimord, the grandmaster mason, who built the tower of Babel as well as assyria ninevah , babylon UR Egypt etc... All religions both pagan and christian polytheistic and monotheistic have roots back to this event. Do any of you really believe that man was dumb enough or not smart enough to know better than to make up stories and spend billions of dollars in gold silver and precious stone, as well as enslaving thousands to build these monuments for them to be fake? What alot of you are saying doesnt add up.Maybe look into the ancient mystery religion of Zoroaster and compare the details of all of these religions from around the world, both modern and ancient and tell me that its all fairy tales... The fact that not only the bible but many important ancient cuneiforms an tablets as well as monuments all point to the same things and events there has to be some genuiness to the documentation of this. Also, the fact that all of the worlds religions have about the same starting times around the start of the bronze age and have massive simularities and heirachy of gods all are almost identical. Maybe there is some truth to this tower and languages hence the mass migration of peoples around the world with similar cultures and religions even with 1000's of miles between. Its hard to tell the exact same story in multiple languages. Maybe this was the true intent of the Rosetta stone to try and unite the major nations tongues to get this once great mass of people together in defiance? Just food for thought..

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