Gilbert House Fellowship #239: Genesis 11:1-9

Artist’s depiction of the Tower of Babel, the unfinished Temple 1 level at Eridu in southeastern Iraq (click to enlarge).

THE TOWER of Babel was not at Babylon. It was at a place that was at least as important in the spiritual sense: Eridu.

The Sumerians remember Eridu as the first city, where “kingship” was lowered from heaven, and, most important, it’s where the oldest and largest ziggurat in Mesopotamia was located. That was the temple of the god Enki, the E-abzu—the “House of the Abyss.”

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Gilbert House Fellowship #238: Genesis 10

Table of Nations per Genesis 10 (click for larger version)

THE NATIONS of the world have their origins in decisions made in the years immediately following the Flood. This week, we discuss the table of nations and briefly summarize the migrations of the descendants of Shem, Japheth, and Ham.

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Gilbert House Fellowship #237: Genesis 8-9

THE SONS of Noah divided the world between them. It appears that the youngest, Ham, made a power play to usurp the birthright of his older brothers — by having incestuous relations with his mother.

This week, we discuss the aftermath of the Flood. We talk about the symbol of the rainbow, God’s command to Noah and his sons to fill the earth, and His prohibition on eating blood.

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