Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Compelling new evidence may prove the Tower of Babel really existed

By Zelda Caldwell
The stone tablet, which has been captured on film for the first time by Smithsonian Magazine, shows an illustration of a pyramid-like structure, with a depiction of King Nebuchadnezzar II, who ruled Babylon from 605-562 BC, standing next to it.
The account of the Tower of Babel in the Old Testament tells a tale of the ultimate chutzpah: a people decided to build a tower that could reach heaven (Genesis 11:4). Not pleased, the Bible tells us, the Lord put a stop to this presumptuousness, and made them speak in different languages so they couldn’t understand each other, thus “scattering them over all the earth.” Now compelling evidence has emerged that the Tower of Babel actually existed, and that the story is more than just a symbolic tale of man’s hubris. A stone tablet from the private collection of a Norwegian businessman Martin Schøyen includes the clearest image ever found of the Great Ziggurat of Babylon, according to Andrew George, Professor of Babylonian history at the University of London. [link]