Tower of Babel: The Cultural History of Our Ancestors By: Bodie Hodge
(HIGHER IS BETTER)
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Will Read Again
(LOWER IS BETTER FOR LAY PEOPLE)
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Highly Technical / Academic Text
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: How Do You pronounce Babel, Anyway? Chapter 2: What Kinds of Specific Attacks Are There? Chapter 3: Is This Really a Bible Authority Issue? Chapter 4: The Biblical Account Chatper 5: Isn't There a Contradiction Between Genesis 10 and 11? Chapter 6: Why Were the People Disobedient? Chapter 7: When Did the Scattering Occur? Chapter 8: Where Did the Scattering Occur? Chapter 9: Was the Tower of Babel Built or Not Chapter 10: What Was the Purpose of the Tower of Babel? Chapter 11: What Did the Tower Look Like? Chapter 12: Did All 7,000 Languages Today Come Out of Babel? Chapter 13: What About Extra-Biblical Tables of Nations and Geneologies That Go Back to Noah? Chapter 14: Was Nimrod in Charge of Forcing a Rebellion Prior to the Events of Genesis 11:1-9? Chapter 15: Did the Continents Split in the Days of Peleg? Chapter 16: By That Means Did Those Scattering from Babel Travel? Chapter 17: Where Did All the People Go Initially? Chapter 18: What About Asia, the Americas, and Australia? Chapter 19: Where Noah's Three Sons Triplets? Chapter 20: Did Those Listed in the Account of the Tower of Babel Have Other Children After They Left Babel? Chapter 21: Did People Really Live Those Great Ages from Creation Well Past the Tower of Babel? Chapter 22: What About the Decrease of Ages? Chapter 23: What About Ancestor Worship? Chapter 24: Are There Any Extra-Biblical Accounts of a Language Split? Chapter 25: The Origin of Writing Chapter 26: What Was the Original Language...and How Was Moses Able to Read Such Texts When He Wrote Genesis? Chapter 27: Was Penecosta Reversal of What Happened at Babel? Chapter 28: Why Is Biblical Authority So Important on This Issue? Chapter 29: Conclusion: Seeing Christ at Babel?
This book was 252 pages. Mr. Hodge is with Answers In Genesis, as such, this book comes from the perspective of a young earth creationist who believes in a literal interpretation of the Bible. I only point this out to clarify the perspective of the book.
I found the book to be fascinating. Mr. Hodge uses this book to answer many questions I have asked myself. A look through the table of contents shows the wide variety of topics related to Babel. His research is thorough and his answers are on point. While I wouldn't say that I agree with all of Mr. Hodge's conclusions I appreciated his work and his perspectives.
What I found particularly interesting was the way the author tracked the people groups from Babel through modern day using the linguistic families that must have been existent after Babel. Tracking people to the modern day was absolutely fascinating. This book is an excellent read and I would suggest it to anyone with an interest in history.