Have you ever wondered how pyramids exist all around the world, but their differences are enough to doubt a common origin? Perhaps this Biblical quote is an attempt to answer that very same question – allowing for some distortion over time?
Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.”
And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.”
And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.”
So the LORD dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth. And from there the LORD dispersed them over the face of all the earth. Genesis 11
The one true universal language is mathematics, because it is pure. Regardless of how it might be described, it always breaks down to a pure form. And pyramids are mathematical by nature (you could argue that the form forces math to be used, but just look at the Great Pyramid and the Pyramid of the Sun – their math strongly suggests a common origin…).
So, if the Bible means mathematics when it says language, and the Tower of Babel was a pyramid, and the language of all the Earth is pyramids… The Lord confused them by making them different enough to make it hard to prove they had a common origin.
Until now I just figured global pyramids had regional differences just like modern houses do – even on the same street. Expressions of individuality within a local cultural context.
But what if the differences where deliberate? Were rebel missionaries building a legal defence, because they defied orders by convincing locals to build pyramids?
Or were the differences natural, because the missionaries / mysterious elders had to incorporate local ideas and customs when convincing locals to build such massive structures?
Regardless, it seems (to me) that the above Biblical passage is an attempt to explain the different looks of pyramids globally. And if that is the case, such questions were being asked in antiquity.
[Meanwhile I am still working on the similarities between the Tower of Babel and Noah's Ark - there's a small chance they were the one and the same...]