Babel Tower


11:1 The whole earth had a common language and a common vocabulary 11:2 When the people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. 11:3 Then they said to one another, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” 11:4 Then they said, “Come, let’s build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens so that we may make a name for ourselves. Otherwise we will be scattered across the face of the entire earth.”

11:5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower that the people had started building. 11:6 And the Lord said, “If as one people all sharing a common language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be beyond them. 11:7 Come, let’s go down and confuse their language so they won’t be able to understand each other.”

11:8 So the Lord scattered them from there across the face of the entire earth, and they stopped building the city. 11:9 That is why its name was called Babel -because there the Lord confused the language of the entire world, and from there the Lord scattered them across the face of the entire earth.


The black rectangular surrealistic things are just my addition :slight_smile:

Great, looks a bit like a magritte picture :smiley:
Billy the kid goat
P.S. Are you planning on doing any other bible scenes?

I sense a bit of 2001 here with the flying obelisks. This is a really cool image, Stefano!

Maybe subsurf the sand a little more?? :wink:


I actually saw this first when looking at your updated site !!!

LOL…but not first to comment your pic :slight_smile: :o

/me is inspired to make a Space Oddesy 2001 scene (the obelisks did it for me). :smiley:
Yeah really nice, I like the colour scheme you chose, other than that it seems like a really well made picture (the mesh looks a little simple though… can we say “subdivide”?).
nice work Stefano.


Kind of reminissent of TRON

wewa, just make sure the Monoliths are of dimension 1 by 4 by 9.


wewa, just make sure the Monoliths are of dimension 1 by 4 by 9.



Thanx for comments guys…

I’ll try a higher subsurf … in next Biblical image!

Soon to come :slight_smile:


S68, I take it you are not using kjv? great pic btw!

hehe, maybe you are right. but uh, the highest(I think) ones were just uh, destroyed… :frowning:

nice work

I just noticed you S&G thread, someone’s into the sinful people in the bible. :slight_smile:

I think much of the bible is metaphor, rather than literal. I wouldn’t underestimate the advancements of ancient cultures… I mean, the Aztecs performed brain surgery (proven by skulls with holes drilled in their heads, with new growth around the holes showing they survived after the procedure). The tower of babel may not have necessarily been a physical tower into the sky, but a bridge to the spiritual world. As many people in biblical times saw heaven as being up there in the sky, the best metaphor would be a tower.

But our skyscrapers… what about our spacecraft that launch into the heavens? And the habitat we’re building in the heavens (ISS)? :slight_smile:



For highness… well, AFAIK Genesis takes part in the valley of Tigris and Euprathes, mostly, and the Ziggurat built there in ancient times were square step towers (somewhat similar to Aztec pyramids)… you know, when you live in a flat land you have to build your hills by yourself… made of unbaked bricks, no much stone there, so not a resilient material… they had to be large and cannot be too steep…


I suppose the King James Bible. KJV = King James Version. Just a guess.


wewa, just make sure the Monoliths are of dimension 1 by 4 by 9.

I’m working on it. Damn man you have a good memory though… I forgot that part already (just finished reading 3001). The question is what environment do I put the monolith in…? surrounded by apes, flying around Jupiter, on the moon, or on Europa…? Well only time will tell.


P.S> is there a fourth sequel?

yes, I meant King James Version

that is great stefano! hey, i was thinking… if they got in trouble with god for building a really high tower to reach the heavens, i mean it oculdnt of been as high as our skyscrapers today…so where is god to punish us? =(
hehe, well, i guess cause our intentions were different, great work man, i love the sand turning into rock up against the tower

Um… Where have you been mate?? Does September 11, or the World Trade Center ring any bells???

Hey… Did you guys know that The twin tower collapse was actually prophesied in the Bible?? I may not be right, but it sure sounds similar…
Check out revelation 19


Nice Tower, S68…
Interesting that you were working on that. I was trying to decide the other day how to make the tower myself. I opted for the Ziggurat.
I have not yet put it into a scene. Your sand is very cool.

God had commanded the people to scatter over the earth. Instead they chose to stay together and worship other Gods, such as sun Gods, etc. The Tower was a monument to these other Gods in defiance of Gods command according to the commentaries I have read. All this happened not long after the flood and shows clearly our sinful nature. Our desire to be our own Gods.

I also no longer believe the earth is Millions and Millions of years old. I now doubt that . I decided there was not sufficient hard evidence, It was simply what I have been told all my life.I find the creation story and Great flood to be a more plausible explanation for the way things are today.

If you believe the earth came from the “Big Bang” and that we all evolved, as i once believed, please consider these questions.
and check out the arguments for Creation at

Note: The rest of this message is intended to cause you to consider the state of your life and soul, read at your own risk.

The bottom line is. If you are looking for fullfilment, peace, happiness. I recommend having faith that God sent his son to die for your sins and that by repenting (turning away from) of sin and accepting Christ as your Lord ( Leader, guide, master, savior) you can be forgiven of your sins, release yourself from guilt of the past and try to make a difference in the lives of those around you. God does not promise an easy road ahead, but for me, it sure filled a void in my soul to know that I am a unique and special creation of a loving God, as are each of you who read this.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
John 3:16-18


The reason God scattered them is because they were doing it to glorify themselves “make a name for OURSELVES” and because God told man to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and they didn’t do it.
(At least that is what i believe)

Oh and well said mthoenes