twist, after he tells the story he trys to sell others counterfiet relics. 47 The political philosopher Michael Oakeshott surveyed historic variations of the Tower of Babel in different cultures 48 and produced a modern retelling of his own in his 1983 book, On History. The Biblical Antiquities of Philo. There are many examples used to show irony in the story. 21 He further cited the Karbi and Kuki people of Assam as having a similar story. Calcutta: Bengal Secretariat Press. In the confusion of tongues, this language was split into seventy or seventy-two dialects, depending on tradition. According to the story, a united humanity in the generations following the, great Flood, speaking a single language and migrating eastward, comes to the land. 31 In other sources Book of Jubilees The Book of Jubilees contains one of the most detailed accounts found anywhere of the Tower.
94 CE recounted history as found in the Hebrew Bible and mentioned the Tower of Babel. The building of the Tower was meant to bid defiance not only to God, but also to Abraham, who exhorted the builders to reverence. From there, they travel across the sea to the Americas. He also gradually changed the government into tyranny, seeing no other way of turning men from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence on his power. Personification is used to focus our feelings on the character of Death as a living being rather than a process.