The Tower of Babel

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...]


  1. Psychic sources point to spiritual origins of pyramids, difficult to examine scientifically. One researcher, John Anthony West surmises that the three pyramids of Egypt correspond to the Orion Belt configuration of about 10,000 BC. Ziggurats, truncated pyramids, may be less challenging mathematically but no less structurally sound and architecturally fitted with precision. In any case the time factor is widening as to Noah’s Ark, Tower of Babel, the pyramids et al. Man’s curiosity, despite global unrest, is reaching for the stars as well as “The Testimony of the Spade”. Only constant skirmishes and taciturn myrmidons stand in the way.

  2. There is absolutely no possibility all the pyramids of the world were built using the same principles, especially since the majority are inferior to the oldest pyramids at Giza, which were divinely designed. Furthermore the Bible is specific that the differences in languages that are evident all over the world today were an act of God to keep men from uniting together to defy God, and to do as they want – just like they are again attempting to do. Also, anyone who reads the account of Noah’s Flood and the Ark that he built would know that it had nothing to do with a tower, but was a full-fledged, ocean worthy ship with three decks meant to survive a global flood.

  3. Tha biblical passage, ‘ build a tower to reach the heavens, lest we be scattered across the earth’ and then The Lord came down from the heavens and scattered them anyway…
    Sounds like man were trying to impress The Lord, or man were requested to build such structures?
    I.e. The Lord (aliens) were not impressed and dispersed man across the earth for incompetence?? Just a thought

  4. I agree that there is some significance in the idea that math is the universal language, however, the “tower” would have most likely been a ziggurat. The purpose of a ziggurat and pyramid are different in nature and meaning so I don’t believe the comparison is accurate. But I do think the idea of interpreting the “one language” as mathematics is a theory to be explored.

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