March 22nd, 2008

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Good Friday and the full Moon

On this Good Friday, there was no traffic until I got close to home, then I did not move for 25 minutes. Our pal, Animae Arlene, made good time in an area well reknown for traffic problems.

Yet, Animae Arlene did not have it too easy on Good Friday, she was a victim of two hit & run car accidents later. This did not dissuade her from her mission in life, Animae Arlene is formulating "Animae Camp 101" for the Summer Semester.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

What Did the Tower of Babel Look Like?

The simple answer is that the Bible does not tell us. All we know is that God intervened before the construction project was completed. Studying the oldest buildings from the area, archaeologists assume the Tower at Babel looked like a ziggurat.

But we can’t just study later buildings and calculate backward. The people at Babel had a unique opportunity. The incredible engineering skills of all mankind were together in one place. But when God split them up, each family took their talents with them. So the later founders of Babylon and Egypt lacked the expertise of their forefathers.

We can only imagine what their original plans looked like. Perhaps they designed an enormous city that would require a thousand years to complete. After all, they probably expected to live a thousand years, as people did before the Flood.

It is possible that they had unique construction materials available after the Flood. Thick layers of lime and other sediments may not have hardened. Perhaps these materials could be formed into bricks as strong as concrete blocks we make today, such as this?

Broward County Main Library