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Babbling at Babel by Tazi-san Babbling at Babel by Tazi-san

Babel is where we get the word "babbling" by the way.

Iraq is also modern day Babylon.


Genesis 11:1-10

1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2 As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.

3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”

5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6 The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

8 So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why it was called Babel—because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.


I used to wonder why building the tower was a bad thing until I read:

Isaiah 14:12-13

12 How you have fallen from heaven,
morning star, son of the dawn!
You have been cast down to the earth,
you who once laid low the nations!
13 You said in your heart,
“I will ascend to the heavens;
I will raise my throne
above the stars of God;
I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,
on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon.

This is Satan talking, back when he was the angel Lucifer. He was cast out of heaven because he lusted after God's Throne and more. Satan is basically a God wannabe and will mimic everything God does to satisfy his delusions of grandeur.

I think the tower was physical a manifestation of man's pride and arrogance and Satan's desire to best God and because God will eventually establish his Kingdom on Earth. [In Revelation 21, God's city, New Jerusalem, will be about 1,400 miles in every direction. So it will be so tall it would reach through the current Earth's atmosphere which is only 372 miles (NASA)].

That and the coming Anti-Christ and Mystery Babylon will be a prophetic fulfillment of this Babel story. Symbolically, Babylon is Satan's city and Jerusalem is God's city. The Anti-Christ is Satan's Messiah while Jesus Christ is God's Messiah. See the mirror image?

Man's number is 6 because of our corrupt flesh that breaks God's laws (see 10 Commandments[link]). We fall short of God's spiritual perfection which is 7. So New Babylon will be a One World System 666 (evil perfected) and God's coming Kingdom will be 777 (Holiness perfected).

We either belong to the 666 system of the 777 system.

Jesus said his Kingdom is not of this world. Any time man has tried to make Earthly utopias, it always created a hell on earth. Maybe that is why God stopped these people from building the tower.
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BelatedGamer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Cute picture, definite favorite!  That's my favorite story from the bible, it's a pretty creative account of how language formed I always thought, too bad it's so short though.
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! The antediluvian world (Pre-Flood world) and the world not too long after that fascinates me to no end! I'm still hunting for good resources about it~
NathanielHarris Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pteranodons and mastodons! I LOVE IT! Sorry for getting carried away, but it has always been a great annoyance to me that it never occurs to Christians that so called "prehistoric" animals have always lived alongside humans. This sort of thing is very refreshing.   
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Large or small, they were still animals too.  Said pteranodons would have been made along with all the other flying creatures on day 5 and mastodons on day 6 with all other land-crawling animals.  When you look at them no wonder people had all sorts of legends about monsters and dragons. They didn't have the word "dinosaur" yet (*cough* and... y'know the ancient carvings we find of recognizable dino species. You'd think people would have to be around to draw/carve them.) =D

And thank you. I'm glad you find it refreshing!
JeantineHobbit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
God's Stuff: Original, Holy, and First Class!

lucifer's stuff: cheap, broken down rip-offs.

Yeah... I'll stick to the original! :)
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I kind of got into this in a discussion about the origin of evil.  Did God create evil? I would say yes and no, reason being:

He made all things good and complete.  All evil is, is a twisting and hijacking of what is already there.  Evil cannot generate things on it's own, only mess up something that already exists. It's like hackers or parasites.

Now God did make the free will which allows for the possibility of evil but evil by definition is opposition to his will which is goodness. Yup, still chewing on this =D
JeantineHobbit Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Couldn't have said it better myself.
amelialoo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
I love your art so much! It's such an inspiration! I especially love seeing the dinosaurs in the background here. I often picture it looking like this. Fantastic job!
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, m'dear!
bekiss Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, Isaiah 14:13 sounds similar to Jasher 9:26:

"And all these people and all the families divided themselves in three parts; the first said We will ascend into heaven and fight against him; the second said, We will ascend to heaven and place our own gods there and serve them; and the third part said, We will ascend to heaven and smite him with bows and spears; and God knew all their works and all their evil thoughts, and he saw the city and the tower which they were building."

Tazi-san Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, you know the OT does reference Jasher.  I should find it online and give it a read.  Preferably acquire a copy for myself.
bekiss Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should read it, I love it because its written chronologically and you can easily follow the story. It's a fully detailed historical book. It tells a lot about the life of Abraham and other historical people of the Bible. I still haven't read it completely, I read until Isaac. I think it ends at the part that the hebrews reach the promised land.
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, it is a good idea to secure any historical resources that the Bible itself cites :-)
Naniga123 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Really show how people where starting to change to the modern-day races and langue (Willy Mammoths!). Great artwork by the way.
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Those are actually mastodons =D

Yep, people gathered together according to similar languages and were kind of forced to obey the command to scatter and populate he earth instead of being cooped up in one place. (Technically, I believe race is a very innacurate way to categorize humans, we are really of one race/blood as we are able to reproduce with any ethnicity.  So I tend to use the word ethnicity.)
CrossPhantoka Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
proof that god has a sense of humor!
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Given that some languages sound hilarious XD (just make sure they're not talking about you)
CrossPhantoka Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
that's right XD (wait a minute... that french guy said WHAT ABOUT MY SISTER?!?!)
gabriellestory Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am doing up a Bible project
and would like to know if I can use your awesome artwork.
Due credit and linkback will be given.
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Unfortunately I can't because this was used for publication with a magazine.  I can't use commissioned work for print, sorry!
methowwolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mr. A: "Do you realize that everyone used to speak the same language around here?"

Mr. B: "Gurp?"
andymoshi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was well done, good to see some dinosaurs as well.

Tazi-san Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hehhe thanks!
bcrbuio3tvrbvt Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
something about this just taps me right, funny and enjoyable!
BurningSoul718 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
verstaan ​​jy die woorde wat uit my mond kom?
nuk kuptoni fjalët që vijnë nga goja ime?
هل فهم الكلمات التي تخرج من فمي؟
Հասկանում եք խոսքերը, դուրս գալու իմ բերանից?
내 입에서 나오는 말을 이해합니까?
Do you understand the words coming out of my mouth?!
ThePitbullLover Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
I love that one woman's expression in the corner! "Sweet Jesus, what did I just say?!"
jethrosketch Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
love your style and sense of lighting. Real good work
QuantumInnovator Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
You picked a great title for this picture "Babbling at Babel."
Sevslover6195 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!
SkimKimchi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! Awesome Job!! :heart:
D-creations Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
I like how it illustrates what happened, very nice.
Dream-Angel-Artista Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I told my dad how peoples did speak many lenguages, He give me the Bible & I read all. 0__o this what happend how God punich them! Bravo for you art!:iconcuteheartplz:
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

Also read Acts 2 [link]

Now God is bringing everyone back together in language with the Holy Spirit (and even with our communications technology). But of course like Babel people can use the technology for good/evil. But God's gifts only work when used for him.

Speaking in tongues is one of the gifts God uses (1st Corinthians chapters 12-14). I've seen it in action (people speaking other languages they didn't even learn when they declare God's glory). It is very amazing.
Nictrain123 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nicely done! I really like how you added the mammoths and pterosaurs in there, very clever.
JasoBeam777 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice Pic! And you are so right man! God did this for mercy because right there in babel, they wanted to do their fathers desire and their father was satan, the father of lies. God is truth and Jesus Christ is the holy lamb of 7 horns, 7 eyes and 7 spirits! The only true messiah!! Shalom Bro!
Freddy-Kruegerplz Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Ironic that when the WTC was destroyed, there was a page of the Bible found amongst the wreckage.
It belonged to Genesis 11, which brought hope & religion to the nation cuz it was the #11.

And yet it was the story of the Tower of Babel.

A really, really, big Tower, indeed. :paranoid:

I'd like to know Darwin's education on how we all knew French, German, and Chinese from the get-go. :roll:
AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember hearing that they were trying to build the tower so they could get into heaven, and that heaven was moved after that. But... I don't remember where I heard that. :/
Caneleb Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME! I've watched old christian cartoons and can safely say this is the best animated rendition of this story in scripture I've ever seen.
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, bro!
ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...your comments have blown my mind! I never connected Babylon or Jerusalem to the kingdoms of Satan and God, and the idea that the anti-christ and Jesus Christ are the messiah's the for specific system of either human corruption or perfected holiness. This really makes you think and wonder how it'll all work...good thing we don't have to figure it out :)

I agree, as a child I had always thought that God was being a little mean by destroying their tower-I thought the people just wanted to reach up to the heavens to be with Him but obviously, that is not the case, and I learned that quickly. I can't wait till we all know each other and can work as a united force, I still think it'd be very fun if we coud know and speak any language we would like
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, he Bible is LOADED with code language. Once you know the language, you can really unlock some deeper things. For example, lamb always means Jesus/purity/innocence while serpent means devil/Satan/deceiver.

The numbers, animals, colors in the Bible all mean something. You can easily do a google search and pull them up :-)
ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thank you very much for all your insights and explanations, I'll be sure to start's great to have your interest renewed :nod:
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ch'welcome. Enjoy! God's Word is a goldmine.
RIVERKING Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
eJcalado Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, God, shame on my version of the Tower of Babel ([link])
Anyway, it's funny the way people rarely notice that God also spread people with throughouth the world (verse 9) in that day. That's why there were people in some places like America, Japan and Australia, because God sent them there, not only because of migration. Excellent artwork!
Btw, I love your biblical gallery!
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, I think your sketch is cute :-)

Too true, the Bible said God already laid the plan for the boundaries and migrations of every nation (Acts 17:16-27) [link]
His-Beloved Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Hahaha, this is so funny!!!
AVCHonline Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
the sins of men....arrogant!
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I know, I can be pretty arrogant sometimes if I don't watch myself.
AVCHonline Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
we all are !we should all be careful about this!
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