Was the Tower of Babel a Stargate?
By: Dr. Tom Macon, PhD
The Wider Picture
We live in a world that accepts variations and varieties. We acknowledge people in different skins with different dialects and languages and we subsist on different parts of one planet. Thus, we welcome diversity at its best. There exists however, one story that explains the origin of even different languages and it explains how people traversed to different places and were sparsely distributed on land.
The Tower of Babel is a story told in the Book of Genesis of the Tanakh also known as the Hebrew Bible meant to explain the origin of different languages. It said that the whole world had one language, one common speech for all people. The people of the earth became skilled in construction and decided to build a city with a tower that would reach to heaven. By building the tower they wanted to make a name for themselves and also prevent their city from being scattered.
The Story of the Tower of Babel
It reads that God came down to see their city and perceived their intentions. He understood that with that staircase to heaven nothing would be out of the reach of the people and that would only take them away from him. As a result God baffled their speech so that they speak different languages and do not understand each other. With this he let down their plans and also sprinkled the people of the city all over the face of the Earth.
The Aspect of the Stargate
It is said that the end of the world will be because of certain creatures entering the world through a stargate, a gate that would allow aliens to enter our planet. Well so goes the tale that the end of time will be marked by destruction of Babylon (Iraq) and the return of terrible giants when God commands a “ruler” to “open the gates,” releasing giants to fulfil his wrath. He can be fierce enough to send evil angels!
Was it a God vs. Man?
The comment that God created the confusion so as to prevent people from constructing the tower which would lead them to paradise seems curious if the meaning is only to reach the sky. Various towers have been built all around the world since the dawn of time. It is also said that the Tower of Babel was being built waterproof to avenge God from sending floods and also preparing for his future actions!
The Tale Continues
These conceptions appear to satisfy some who conceptualize God and his angels in close proximity but they also throw light over what Isaiah prophesied regarding opening of Earlthy babel gates at the time of the end of the Earth while the war in Iraq was on. However from the point of view of development that has been attained today, it appears to be folklore more than any envisaged message.
There is reason and sense when we say that no such tower is going to reach heaven because we have space ships and rockets, planes and missiles which do not enter heaven once launched but land or crash in some part of the Earth itself. And do we assume that God knew this? Because well he is God!
Revealing the Truth
The story of Babylon and the Tower and the story of Gatekeepers and demons entering through star gates all help to construe that these mythological tales are just worth being stories because God being the superpower as we know now was alarmed enough to scatter the builders all over the Earth and change their languages so that they might not complete the tower. Well it appears that God apprehended humans might succeed!
The Reality might Sound Different
It is widely accepted that some scholars believe in the stories that go with these tales. They accept that there has to be some connection. We all know that during the rule of ancient rulers especially in the regions of Mesopotamia structures like mounds or pyramids were built. A ziggurat namely Etemenaki or “Platform of Heaven and Earth” is often associated with this tale since it meets the biblical description.
Stargates Might Exist
Thus, if we can rule out these tales as mythical, there can exist a possibility of ziggurats being actual stargates as goes the belief of some people but was it the Tower of Babylon? The picture appears very foggy. As far as the question of distributing people over the landscape is considered, God might have wanted to see the world the way it is today, more diverse yet united.