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The original derivation of the name Babel also the Hebrew name for Babylon is uncertain. However, that form and interpretation itself are now usually thought to be the result of an Akkadian folk etymology applied to an earlier form of the name, Babilla, of unknown meaning and probably non-Semitic origin.
Etiologies are narratives that explain the origin of a custom, ritual, geographical feature, name, or other phenomenon. God was concerned that humans had blasphemed by building the tower to avoid a second flood so God brought into existence multiple languages. Themes[ edit ] The story's theme of competition between God and humans appears elsewhere in Genesis, in the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
There have, however, been some contemporary challenges to this classical interpretation, with emphasis placed on the explicit motive of cultural and linguistic homogeneity mentioned in the narrative v.
Authorship and source criticism[ edit ] Tradition attributes the whole of the Pentateuch to Moses ; however, in the late 19th century, the documentary hypothesis was proposed by Julius Wellhausen. Of these hypothetical sources, proponents suggest that this narrative comes from the J or Yahwist source.
The etiological nature of the narrative is considered typical of J. In addition, the intentional word play regarding the city of Babel, and the noise of the people's "babbling" is found in the Hebrew words as easily as in English, and is considered typical of the Yahwist source.
Comparative mythology and Mythical origins of language Sumerian and Assyrian parallel[ edit ] There is a Sumerian myth similar to that of the Tower of Babel, called Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta where Enmerkar of Uruk is building a massive ziggurat in Eridu and demands a tribute of precious materials from Aratta for its construction, at one point reciting an incantation imploring the god Enki to restore or in Kramer's translation, to disrupt the linguistic unity of the inhabited regions — named as ShuburHamaziSumer, Uri-ki Akkadand the Martu land, "the whole universe, the well-guarded people — may they all address Enlil together in a single language.
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He wrote that he was told when the light of the sun first appeared upon the land, giants appeared and set off in search of the sun. Not finding it, they built a tower to reach the sky. An angered Lord of the Heavens called upon the inhabitants of the sky, who destroyed the tower and scattered its inhabitants.
The story was not related to either a flood or the confusion of languages, although Frazer connects its construction and the scattering of the giants with the Tower of Babel.
However, their languages were confounded and they went to separate parts of the earth. He identified Livingston's account with a tale found in Lozi mythologywherein the wicked men build a tower of masts to pursue the Creator-God, Nyambe, who has fled to Heaven on a spider-web, but the men perish when the masts collapse.
He further relates similar tales of the Ashanti that substitute a pile of porridge pestles for the masts.
Frazer moreover cites such legends found among the Kongo peopleas well as in Tanzaniawhere the men stack poles or trees in a failed attempt to reach the moon. The traditions of the Karen people of Myanmarwhich Frazer considered to show clear 'Abrahamic' influence, also relate that their ancestors migrated there following the abandonment of a great pagoda in the land of the Karenni 30 generations from Adam, when the languages were confused and the Karen separated from the Karenni.
He notes yet another version current in the Admiralty Islandswhere mankind's languages are confused following a failed attempt to build houses reaching to heaven.
Historical context[ edit ] Hanging Gardens of Babylon 19th centurydepicts the Tower of Babel in the background. Some biblical scholars see the Book of Genesis as mythological and not as a historical account of events.The winners of the Rotary Club of Monterey Park’s George Hensel Ethics Essay contest.
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