Message - Re: architecture of the tower of babel

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Posted by  B. Aaron Parker on November 10, 2002 at 19:11:44:

In Reply to:  architecture of the tower of babel posted by carolyn on November 10, 2002 at 17:22:03:

There is, of course, the famous painting by Bruegel(?) of the tower. The best place to get good information on the Tower of Babel is the Jewish Torah commentaries. There are numerous site on line under Torah or Tanach. The info available in typical Christian bibles is not very explicit or detailed. For instance, Nimrod says "let us make a name for ourselves" so as to say, let us challenge the primacy of G-d.

Nimrod selects a place that looks as if G-d has never been there and has not fashioned it at all so that he may claim that all is the result of Nimrod's work. He reverses the natural order of things so that mortar is used to make brick and clay is used for mortar.

All of this is interesting in view of issues of hubris, but is also very interesting as relates to the modern project since the scientific revolution beginning in the 15th century.

Check Torah sites. Good luck.

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