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Origyptian Wrote:
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> eli stills Wrote:
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> >
> > resolve the unfounded assertion that the Tower
> of
> > Babel was built in a low lying valley.
>
> Nor was the ziggurat built on high ground
> and, therefore, if the ziggurat is indeed the
> "Tower", then its location lacks any indication of
> an effort to reach the "skies". Ergo, the story is
> to be taken as allegory and not literally.
>
> And still no reason stated by God for having any
> objection for building such a "tower" other than
> having us merely infer that it's bad for man to
> achieve such things.


Being able to reach the heavens is really just a matter of perspective in that for those standing at its base the person standing at the top appears to be able to pluck a star from the skies. Such was the magical illusion created by these structures of old.

The Pictures were borrowed from here: [looklex.com]


It seems likely that the physical tower was a creation of early man to offer a representational interaction to be used in a ritual of symbolic magic such as the spring festival celebration of the Enuma Elish. This was a ritual performed in the spring as the great god Murduk (Orion) followed the sun below the western horizon (entered the Akitu House) not to be seen again in the heavens until the morning of the summer solstice. In these rituals the adherents gather at the base of the structure while the activities are acted out above.

Does the account need to clarify what the motivating factor was for you to understand the intended consequences even when the document just finished relating that in the recent past it was necessary to destroy almost everything because the humans as a whole had corrupted all life on the Earth. As a literalist (which by the way means that when the bible uses allegories, analogies and symbolisms as representations they literally are symbolisms, analogies and allegories) I find it refreshing to be able to speculate on occasion.

In doing so I believe that if the document considers humanity to be destructive to the environment (which it does) then by slowing our progress multiples of generations of humans have been given the opportunity to experience life before the inevitable man made catastrophic event occurs.

Eli

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Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 3334 Thanos5150 26-Apr-16 02:43
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 964 Audrey 26-Apr-16 04:38
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 857 R Avry Wilson 26-Apr-16 07:00
The Tower 924 loveritas 26-Apr-16 11:32
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Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 866 Thanos5150 26-Apr-16 17:45
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Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 1016 Thanos5150 27-Apr-16 17:15
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 766 R Avry Wilson 30-Apr-16 03:17
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 910 Thanos5150 30-Apr-16 21:47
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 687 Origyptian 30-Apr-16 23:19
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 722 Aine 01-May-16 22:04
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 681 Thanos5150 01-May-16 22:54
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 2095 Thanos5150 28-Apr-16 23:03
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 799 R Avry Wilson 30-Apr-16 03:36
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 711 Thanos5150 30-Apr-16 22:18
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Re: The Unanswered Mystery of 7,000-year-old Ubaid Lizard figurines 498 Thanos5150 03-Jan-17 05:26
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 829 Origyptian 26-Apr-16 15:21
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 765 Thunderbird 27-Apr-16 20:42
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 797 Thanos5150 26-Apr-16 16:08
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 644 OCaptain 01-May-16 20:59
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 735 Corpuscles 01-May-16 22:25
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Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 741 Thanos5150 01-May-16 22:39
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Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 827 Thanos5150 02-May-16 03:44
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Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 694 Origyptian 02-May-16 16:50
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 612 eli stills 03-May-16 00:30
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Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 594 Origyptian 03-May-16 22:02
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Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 639 Origyptian 04-May-16 03:01
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 763 Origyptian 04-May-16 03:25
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 672 Corpuscles 04-May-16 23:57
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 649 Origyptian 05-May-16 02:54
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 696 eli stills 04-May-16 01:12
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Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 736 Thanos5150 02-May-16 22:14
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Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 693 Thanos5150 03-May-16 00:52
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 669 Harte 03-May-16 22:00
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 661 Origyptian 03-May-16 22:05
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 730 Eddie Larry 04-May-16 01:49
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 668 Harte 05-May-16 22:18
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 465 Eddie Larry 05-May-16 22:31
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Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 607 Eddie Larry 06-May-16 15:26
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Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 719 Audrey 07-May-16 01:52
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Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 587 Audrey 08-May-16 17:53
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Re: Enter Melchizedek 777 loveritas 02-May-16 21:17
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 638 Origyptian 02-May-16 03:18
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 699 OCaptain 04-May-16 23:16
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Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 536 Thanos5150 02-Jan-17 19:16
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 432 Eddie Larry 02-Jan-17 19:39
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