Where is the Tower of Babel Today? – Dr. Douglas Petrovich – Part 3

This is the third Part of “Where is the Tower of Babel Today? – Dr. Douglas Petrovich” So let’s start: So language is something that will break with time. It goes from complex to simple. And we see it in the archaeological record as tablets and other forms of text.This is very interesting because we were looking at physical design and we were seeing how delicate physical things should be designed at the same time and then it breaks from there. You say that this is the same thing that we see in language. Equal dynamic with language. Language grammar is very specific for a particular language. We have grammatical expressions available in various languages ​​which are not available in other languages. So, with the fact that we have different aspects of language between languages ​​- some languages ​​have some moods, some have some tensions, some don’t have, some don’t have, some There are ways to distinguish things from other languages. Therefore, you do not have a universal scheme that applies in all languages. You see a lot of variation in grammatical forms from languages ​​even in ancient languages. Originally, this incredible dynamic of language, expressed in various ways, is in great variety with different scripts around the ancient Near East, and these languages ​​and grammatical forms – all of which make writing a very It only shows the sudden capacity. So all this fits perfectly with how we will see in the Bible how languages ​​come true.Thus, the integrity of biblical history is ultimately justified by the expression of these languages. Doug, I know that you spent a lot of time looking at that issue of the Tower of Babel. And I’m really trying to figure out where this is happening. What have you got? What I actually found is a gold mine in the historical and archaeological records. And originally Eridu’s place was called Babylon in many sources in ancient times. And one of the seven or eight cities is called Babel. And it is the only place that meets all the historical requirements of the Tower of Babel. He arrived at the right time. We have Late Uruk diagnostic pottery and other types of material culture found in Eridu. And we have two very impressive monumental architectural forms. First, we have a temple that exists in 18 different stages, increasing in size and complexity with each step. And this last phase of the temple was abandoned immediately during the Late Uruk expansion. And the corner of the floor of the temple was definitely a huge platform. And this platform was so big that it dwarfed this great temple. Do you think this could be the foundation of the Tower of Babylon? Ok OK. In fact, archeology suggests that the foundations of this temple reflect the type of clinical material culture from the late Uruk period. And they found that the original bricks were associated with that period. But it was never completed. Hundreds of years later, during the Third Dynasty of Ur, the kings of the dynasty decided that this glow of their neighboring city of Eridu was no longer complete. Thus, they completed this structure, also known as ziggurat in areas of Mesopotamia and beyond, as we see in other regions. And a jhigurat is actually equivalent to a tower. So I recommend this tower to Eridu, the Tower of Babel, which was not completed on that huge platform until hundreds of years later. Now, most of us today think of a tower… the kind of things we see in big cities, big flat walls. Did they do the same? Actually, it is a type of a pyramid. And there were other steps around it that went up to the hill. However, these zigurates were also not limited to Mesopotamia. We discover the forms of these ziggurates all over the world. And I propose to you that this Late Uruk extension, where this technology began, this monumental form of architecture, is something that spreads with humans. Because even though they spoke different languages, they went with their culture, their technical background and understanding, and the ability to create and build in Babel, which they all shared together, I call the city of Eridu again . Clearly, there is evidence of civilization here, and people have started coming together in communities, even cities.Is there any other proof for this? Yes, there is other evidence of this biblical move towards urbanization. And perhaps the best example is the identity of a person known in the Bible as Nemruta. I have done a lot of research on Nemrut, studied the passage very carefully, and studied the archeology of the period to which it could be very carefully related. I firmly believe that Nemrat is the kingpin of Akkad and Nemrut in the Bible. Nimrod said that the cities he occupied, and of course Babylon, are also a part of it. And Kalu and Ninevah – important cities of the Assyrian Empire, which later became the Assyrian Empire. So what we see about Nemrat is true in Sargun’s biography. Therefore, the record we have in Genesis about Nimrod and everything he wins fits to the artifacts we have seen for Sargun. Yes, it matches artifacts and it matches history, and it matches epigraphic records that tell us how the Akkadian people themselves conquered, conquered cities and became the first empire builders. So, is there a next step in these works that takes us beyond Sargon? Certainly, we can trace to the era of Abraham, as we know that Abraham also lived in the region of Ur of southern Mesopotamia at the end of the 3rd millennium BCE. This brings us to the end of Genesis 11. Ok OK. And we have those artifacts? We do. In fact, you see some pottery, some cuneiform tablets, all dating to the third Ur dynasty. Originally, the third dynasty of Ur was the successor to the Akkadian dynasty.

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