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Monday, October 04, 2010

TOWER OF BABEL DISCOVERED?

Listening to WRMB, my favorite Christian radio station, this morning, mention was made of an archeological find in Turkey which consisted of large stone carvings and which are estimated to be older than the pyramids of Egypt. Its name is Göbekli Tepe, which means "pot belly hill", and is suspected to be some sort of religious temple.

Some people have speculated that it is linked to the Garden of Eden. However, I find the pictures of Göbekli Tepe more in line with the sketchy descriptions in the Bible of the Tower of Babel. (Genesis 11)

I have seen some artists' drawings ( http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&biw=960&bih=600&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=tower+of+babel&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai= ) of what the tower "may" have looked like, and remarkably the drawings are not too far off from what the pictures of Göbekli Tepe suggest. I am specifically referring to the picture of the large piece of stone (sitting upon a pillar) with an angle at the top - indicating a possible curved ramp, circling upward. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1157784

Could the location of the dig be in line with the Biblical description: "in the plain of Shinar"? Some of the pictures show a large plain just below the hill on which the temple (or tower) was constructed.

However, there is one description in the Genesis 11 account that would contradict my theory: Verse 3 says they baked bricks and used tar as mortar to build the city and (presumably) the tower. It specifically says "instead of stone". Göbekli Tepe uses stone.

Perhaps more digging will uncover more truth about this.

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2 Comments:

At 10:45 AM, Blogger Jam-B said...

There are layers, upon layers, upon layers at this site. I speculate that a lower, older layer than what we have seen so far may still be the tower.

 
At 10:20 PM, Blogger Molly Mouxe said...

I agree, it is the tower of Babel. With time, there were floods, winds, and generations of people to scatter the evidence.

Time has also changed the boundaries of the ancient world, in relation to their modern ones.

The is funny to hear Scientifics trying their best to build an understanding built on their hypothesis'. In a recent documentary, still, the builders are depicted as primitive people, who worshipped the skulls of the dead.

 

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