Thursday, August 25, 2016
The Flood of Noah and the Tower of Babel
This Michigan mound builder slate depicts the Ark of Noah, the Flood, and the building of the Tower of Babel at the base. The subject is what one would expect from a Jaredite artist. "The Book of Ether" describes the arduous journey: 1:33 "Which Jared came forth with his brother and their families, with some others and their families, from the great tower, at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people, and swore in his wrath that they should be scattered upon all the face of the earth; and according to the word of the Lord the people were scattered." The Tree of the Nations after the flood and the tower. The building of the tower in a medieval manuscript. A dramatic illustration of the Tower of Babel. The Flood - Michigan slate. A classroom where the language is being taught at the top. Note the bird at the bottom speaking to the people who raise their hands to it. Does the bird recall the language better than the humans? The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1 – 11:9) The Mesopotamians built large pyramid like structures around 3000 BC called ziggurats. The first one was believed to have been built in Babylon (in Iraq). (Click to enlarge).