Humanity goes into moral bankruptcy in Chapter 11 (of
Genesis). It is no coincidence that the
Tower of Babel episode (and subsequent breakup of the population, then of our
single land mass -- referred to in 10:25) follows the Creator’s Wrest and
Wreck-Creation executive action of the Deluge.
All the traumatized descendants of Noah had the issues
of 2nd generation Holocaust survivors. Getting away from Mt Ararat,
where Noah’s ark landed, they traveled SE and found a large, flat valley near
the Euphrates River.This location, Shinar
(Sumer) was perfect for a vast city. The site of Sumer was lost for millennia,
so the Torah had to refer to the known Babel of centuries later.In this utopian metropolis all the huddled people
could feel secure, and get revenge on the Creator that made them feel like
Be ethical or die? Oh yeah, Big Guy, our so-called invisible and
invincible Deity,who made YOU
the boss of us?Power to the people! We
know how to make bricks. We’re technical geniuses. We don’t need Your stones
and wood. Tower-builders of the world, unite!
more than a Bernie Sanders, or even a Vladimir Putin.As Supreme Leader, they followed the mighty
hunter, the man-god dictator Nimrod, their Kim Jong-il.
Generations earlier, Noah was spiritually advanced
enough to hear the voice of an unseeable Creator. But his grandchildren lapsed to the idolatrous
notion of wanting some kind of visible Son-of-the-Creator, like a Pharoah or
Greek hero.Someone powerful but real, who
knew pain and death, and could empathize with mortals.The lockstep unity provided by this
proto-Pyonyang dictator and its tall
tower of Kremlin-like centralization gave the traumatized post-Deluge generation
some much-needed confidence, even a measure of in-Your-face mojo.
The step-pyramid or ziggurat, oldest in what we now
call Iraq -- but somehow found everywhere from Egypt to South America --had climbable steps.It was an artificial mountain (remember the
valley) to get high enough to survive
the next Deluge. The Ziggurat adds to our understanding of the tower-builders’
defiance of the Lord. Like today, the amoral
majority resent a Creator who holds people responsible for moral behavior. To prevent the species from becoming North
Koreans under a Kim Jon Il,HaShem
introduced multiculturalism. After the
Tower of Babel-babble , even a cult-of-personality superstar like Hitler could
not extend real control beyond German-speaking Germany and Austria. Neighbors like the Ukranians loved the
Jew-killing part, but Slavic-speakers weren't going to ally too closely with a country
that speaks a weird gibberish.
Globalism and Esperanto?Babelonian-like pipe dreams are pipe bombs
for the Free Will human spirit of
individualism and entrepreneurship.Yes,
our global Edenics team works towards discovering the one Divinely-Designed Biblical
source of our human language, fulfilling Zephaniah 3:8. But I see all people acknowledging
Edenic, more than exclusively speaking it.