Chapter 3

Evidences- Babel

"Setting out to Build a City and a Tower"

For Noah's family, the time eventually came when a large group decided to leave the Araxes Valley. Traveling westward, the people set forth until they came to the plain that they decided to call home. We don't know how many or who were included in this group which built Babel except that we know Nimrod was one of them; that he was considered "a mighty" man and "a great hunter" and therefore we believe was the leader of the group,- whether from the start or after they arrived, we don't know.

Babel- More Than Just a Tower

 The Biblical account seems to indicate something more than just the building of a tower and a city: GEN 11:5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. 6 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. The implication is that the people at Babel possessed tremendous knowledge. I dare say the ziggurats and cities at Babylon and Ur reflect nothing of what these people were capable of. Even the pyramids of Egypt, which are even today a great engineering feat, probably can't compare to whatever was begun at Babel. After all, God said, after seeing the city and the tower, that "nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do".

What could this mean? What were they capable of doing? I don't know. But there is evidence that man after the flood possessed tremendous knowledge. I suspect that,- and this is just my opinion-, had the people remained united and of one language, with the pre-flood knowledge that they possessed, they would have reached a level of technological advancement in just a matter of years that is equal to that which we have only reached in the last 100 or so years. We'll soon see that the evidences shows that the earliest peoples in this region possessed very advanced technical knowledge to the puzzlement of the archaeologists and scholars.

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