Tower Of Babel Research Paper

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In ancient Israel, protocol at animal sacrifices permitted the high priest’s servants to plunge a three-pronged fork into the cauldron of boiling water and return to the high priest whatever amount of meat they were able to draw up. In defiance of this rule of law, the sons of Eli (the high priest and predecessor of Samuel as judge of Israel) instructed their servants to take as much meat as they wanted, forcefully if necessary, even before the meat was fully cooked. "This sin of the young men was very great in the Lord 's sight, for they were treating the Lord 's offering with contempt” (1 Sam 2: 17).
Like Eli’s wicked sons, cultural elitists shamelessly and selfishly plunge their forks into parish music programs and draw up as much organ music as they want. In their zeal
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The biblical Tower of Babel (the ziggurat built on the plain of Shinar) was a stunning example of one such tower. Stretching heavenward, it came to symbolizes human vanity and self-reliance apart from God. Ironically, this tale immediately precedes Abraham 's migration, a journey that links great accomplishments with trust and obedience to God.
In the beginning, when God created humankind in his own image, he saw humanity 's potential for ingenuity and independence. God then sent an angel to confuse human communication with many different languages, thereby revealing God as the true source of every cultural, scientific, social, economic, and moral development.
Elitists in the local church are responsible for perpetuating the angel 's curse at Babel by arrogantly challenging God 's new Tower with an old tower of their own. They see humanity as a measure of itself and define specific human accomplishments as intrinsically good and

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