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“The Tower of Babel; The Cultural History of Our Ancestors” by Bodie Hodge, published by Master Books.

I will admit my bias up front, I think I would recommend any book published by Master Books.

When browsing the contents of the book, I noticed that there was one appendix, and it was discussing the chronological placement of the book of Job. So, of course, I skipped to that part first! This provided a good deal of helpful information to shape the bibliography for my own research. Thank you Mr. Hodge!

Starting with the pronunciation of the word Babel, as an example, Mr. Hodge points out the powerful effect of distinct languages to place a barrier between people. Then he sketches the common attacks against the Bible regarding this historical account. Demonstrating that these battles are to be engaged as a biblical authority issue, he then addresses these attacks, showing why they are not valid.

Using Bible study to establish the foundation for history, this book proceeds to teach us, all of us, about our ancient ancestry. When you go back in history far enough, we all have the same family tree. Related topics that are included are languages, plate tectonics, legends about the tower and language split, decrease in life span, and more.

The tower of Babel is within the same era as the landing of the ark, so this time frame is the re-starting point of history. From that perspective, this book helps us to comprehend a biblical framework to view and understand all ancient history. Since history is key to understanding our world, I recommend this book as an aid to infuse the Light of Truth into all of your thinking, providing discernment to your studies.

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There is an amazing book by Bill Cooper called “After the Flood” published by New Wine Press. Much of the book correlates directly to The Job Project, due to the time period covered. The people in The Job Project story generally belong to the Shemite line, since it is after the dispersion from Babel and they are in Ur of the Chaldeas. We thought it would be fun to use some of the information from Mr. Cooper’s book to tie in the Japhetic line by including a visiting travel guide from Macedonia. Our fictitious character’s name is Scott son of Fearon, which just happens to be my cousin’s name, Scott McFeron. The Celtic Irish Kings list in “After The Flood” includes a descendant of Magog, of the Japhetic line, named Fearon. This historical figure would pre-date the time frame of The Job Project. This also pre-dates the migration of the Celts from Macedonia to Ireland. Many of the Celtic Surnames come from prominent ancestors, such as Fearon, and the McFeron ancestry can be traced back to the north of Ireland and Scotland.

On a previous post we discussed the possibility that a tune has been passed down through the ages and we have lost track of the origin. In addition to the score of the movie, mentioned in that post, we have thrown in another tune of ancient origin. Scott hears a tune composed by Noah, and liking it very much, he begins whistling it himself, when departing the scene. The tune is called Slane, which has an ancient Irish heritage, and is the tune to the “Be Thou My Vision” hymn.