Wednesday, April 16, 2008
This is an image of a ziggurat….Many history and Biblical scholars believe the Tower of Babel mentioned in Genesis 11 was a ziggurat. This is the first mention in the Bible regarding organized religion. Up to that point the Bible shares individual sacrifices. The main purpose to glean from Genesis 11 is man cannot reach Heaven on his own. While we often only focus on the the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, man also fell at the time of the flood, and through the events regarding the Tower of Babel.
You can learn more about ziggurats here. Many people believe that the Etemenanki site is the actual site of the Tower of Babel. There is a diagram at the link to show what the tower many have looked like. While the link I’ve given does call the Biblical account a legend, I believe the Bible to be accurate in its account of the events.
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