There they agree to build a city and a tower tall enough to reach heaven
A The Man Who Believed What God Said, Part 2 (Noah) B The Temple Tower (Tower Of Babel)
The Tower of Babel was the subject of three paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The first, a miniature painted on ivory, was painted while Bruegel was in Rome and is now lost. The two surviving paintings, often distinguished by the prefix "Great" and "Little", are in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam respectively. Both are oil paintings on wood panels.
Tower of God: Part 2 - The Return of the Prince is the second part of the Tower of God series. It features both Ja Wangnan and Jyu Viole Grace as its main protagonists. Although Part 1's many characters still exist strongly in Part 2, many new faces are also introduced.
Noah's descendants constructed this tower to get as close as possible to the heavens and God. However, God saw this work as a sign of vanity. In this painting, Bruegel does not focus so much on the biblical tale as on the construction of the tower. He clearly shows thousands of people toiling away. This must have been a very familiar scene for Bruegel who lived for many years in Antwerp and watched it develop in the 16th century into one of the most important port cities in Western Europe. A crane with a large wheel is being used to lift goods out of the boats. The wheel works like a hamster wheel turned by the force of the workers walking inside it which, in turn, turns the crane.
1) The descendants of Noah settled in a place known as Babel and decided to build a great city with a tower that "reached to the heavens". Why did they want such a tall tower? To make a name for themselves. To watch for enemies approaching. To be a pagan temple. To be a temple of God. 2) What did God say when He saw the tower? "My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years.
Tower of Babel, unknown Flemish Master, 1587. By placing a number of people at the forefront of the painting, the artist emphasises the human interaction needed for such a complex task; the Bible story shows that God can throw this interaction into disarray. This painting shows the Tower near completion, piercing the clouds – but now almost deserted of people. The story is a not-very-subtle dig at the city states of Mesopotamia – those grouped around the two great rivers of the Tigris and the Euphrates
The story of the Tower of Babel is explained in Genesis 11 in just a few verses. The descendants of Noah were living in the area of Mesopotami in Babylon. They settled in a land named Shinar. God did not like the pride and arrogance in the hearts of the people. This caused the people to scatter across the land. The tower was named The Tower of Babel because the word Babel means confusion. This story is a powerful reminder of how important it is to obey God's Word and to not think that we can build a successful but godless life on our own!
One day, in the city of Babel, the people decided to build a tower so high it would take them up to Heaven. The people think they can do anything. So God taught the people a lesson. they evolve and are still evolving. It shows that, if there is a God, he isn’t very powerful or very smart.
|A||The Man Who Believed What God Said, Part 2 (Noah)|
|B||The Temple Tower (Tower Of Babel)|
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