Tower build-up was danger for paradise or people.
I personally think the story was added not only as a simple explanation to the mystery of why there were so many languages, but to point out that even ancient man could see that language is the barrier that kept them from accomplishing great things. I always liked the part where they wrote that God said something like 'wow, if these primitives can do this, when they've just started; think what they'll do later.'
I assumed the writers could see that once we could overcome the language barrier we would advance in knowledge quickly. I think mankind has proven that thought to be correct.
Wow... So if you are right.. then that would probably explain why Pigeons are so smart and like mankind they probably speak more than Pigeon-Enrish
Thanks for that.. I always wondered how they knew their way home and made such great postal delivery staff.
I wonder how Bottlenose Dolphins know Pigeon-Enrish though?
that answer may never be known. I believe the writers were prisoners in ancient Babylon. They probably spoke pigeon babylonian, but never met a dolphin. As a pearl diver, you might study up on that and be able to offer insight.
Although, I have to say, your previous answer is definitely food for thought.
Cheers... I'll get my flippers on and sea if I can do some research
language evolved with birds, you'll see the capacity for language as in association of emotion to sounds in birds, such as parrots.
if you listen to people talk in high speeds it sounds like birds.
as a matter of fact, we are more alike to birds than apes in our speech. A study (which I am sorry I cannot find just now, but will eventually) shows that early language was like bird sounds.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 … 215702.htm
in the esoteric tradition, singing is a more effective way to pray
as it is the more effective way to memorize anything today.
G-d's language is music.
it was not because the tower was any danger to paradise or people, but because the builders were going against the commandment to fill the earth.
“come on!” they said. “let us build ourselves a city and also a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a celebrated name for ourselves, for fear we may be scattered over all the surface of the earth." - gen 11:4. the result? gen 11:5-8 (they were scattered)
the tower of babel myth was copied from earlier sumerian texts
Father did not create more languages, He only has but ONE language....
Other languages come, because The ignorant did not understand this language and instead did what they will with it..
So simply.. Languages are because of the False's attempt to accommodate Truth with the view to use it for his own benefit.
What is wrong if there are many languages? Diversity has beauty.
You know the one "universal language" has never been changed. It has always remained a constant through out the millenniums. So how do you know that it hasn't been man changing languages spoken by words, while God's true language has been untouched by us?
Mathematics have always been and always will be the one language undaunted and unbreakable by mankind. It is the universal language. Everything we know....., Everything around us......., is controlled by math.
Oh Great Question: I think there was a concern that Chickens would adopt and start speaking Enrish instead of communicating like Chickens, if they heard only Enrish spoken in the world.
Apparently, the original concern was based on what had happened to the Pigeons that had been exposed to only Enrish speaking people and ended up speaking only Pigeon-Enrish!
Grad I could elp
That was very helpful to me, I dunno about the rest of you.
Fantastic answer for 'How did you become a Politician'
Thank you Newton, Einstein, Galileo and many others whose work is the basis of our society... and be thanks to EagleKiwi who be know how speak big Eagle talk in Kiwi and Pigeon
I wrote a hub about a boy that only had the company of chickens for his childhood - he fails to understand that humans communicate with speech & only clucks like a chicken & acts like a chicken
You are joking. Right? Not about the hub, but the boy. If not, how old was he when they found him?
Pearldiver-Don't you dare tell the Colonel !!
On those days people are not known about the Oxygen non availabilty & gravity force after the particule stage. So GOD Like to destroy the unity by the way of language scattering.Otherwise people will vanished by themselfs.
I think so . - pl any body
Nope... My science teacher be known as John Fallingup Newton-Smith and him know well thoughts the of Pigeons and Dolphins who said "Nope!"
Oxygen be Pigeon-Enrish for Dolphin words "Nope.. Nopey.. Nope!"
John Fallingup Newton-Smith knowing gravity good an say him that it be not god or otherwise people.. it be Fat Clouds an be Thor's Hammer broke too much from Chicken language!
Him be say "Nope.. Nopey... Nope... NOPE!!"
True be this..
Humans invented language. God had nothing to do with it. Humans invented a lot of other stuff too that makes our day to day life much easier than it was a million years ago. Next time you want to thank someone, try thanking Newton, Einstein, Galileo and many others whose work is the basis of our society.
Iam little bit doubt about on ypur reply - Humans invented language.
Yes . we can say computer language is human invented one.
Newton wrote a book of prophecy based on scripture. Predicted the end somtime around 2030. The book is in the Vatican Library.
of cos tower of babel explains that but not withstanding God understands all languages he doesnt have a problem with that.
For myself God's language would not be
human, but rather the more traditional signs and symbols.
which and what is the latest humanmade language in this world and who is the author.
pl any body
Where I live they say Welsh is the language of Heaven. That's probably because it has no Earthly value
Aww but the Welsh sing with such passion -how could Heaven and Earth not be pleased
Oh go on then. There is something moving about a male voice choir......but you have to be in the mood for it.
I think that no one can creat a language for some group other than GOD.
Some christians are speaking or making noise at the time of prayer with out knowing the meaning.No body knows.But they told and belive that the language.
pl what is this.
Language or some excitement noise.
Disciples of JESUS also spoke unknown language with meaning.
I have been in many church services where people are babbling away in direct contradiction to Paul's guidance notes of tongues in Church. To my understand the gift of tongues is the ability to speak and Earthly language that has not been learnt by the believer, but is understood by a foreigner. So Paul would have needed to speak in tongues on his missions to various European nations.
Proponents of tongues say they are speaking unknown languages of Heaven or Angels using Paul's teaching on the subject of love where he said "if I speak in tongues of Angels, but have not love...." However, I think this is stretching Paul's speech where it was not intended to go. One needs two or three witnesses to establish a doctrine. Justification for tongues is personal edification. Yeah right. If that was the case we would see changed lives and attitudes.
So tongues of angels, I'm very doubtful this is the case.
Language was taught to humans by the Creator-God; I agree.
I dont know how others talk to God ,but I communicate with Him just like I talk to any loved one (probably talk too much too) But I show respect and honor and listen and wait ,say some more and wait on Him.
I always feel He listens and enjoys me.
I love how God talks back too.
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