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The Babel Narrative and a Common Language - 2 of 2

by Kavik on February 22nd, 2018 at 12:30 PM
Continued from post 1....

How did they account for this “confounding” of languages?

As with many things not clearly understood by ancient man, the reasons were usually attributed to a deity, some “act of God”, if you will.

Such must have been the case here as well. The reasons for the ‘confounding’ of these languages was not understood and thus, attributed to an act of God.

To ancient man, this somewhat strange act of God must

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The Babel Narrative and a Common Language - 1 of 2

by Kavik on February 22nd, 2018 at 12:28 PM

The Babel Narrative and a Common Language

The Tower of Babel narrative presents quite an interesting account from the perspective of historical linguistics; however, before any type of analysis can begin, a working definition of a few ambiguous terms must be defined.

Perhaps the most important term needing a more concise definition is “the whole world”. One must try and put into context and perspective the concept of what would have been considered “the whole

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Why “Tongues” Are Not Language - Part 2 of 2

by Kavik on February 16th, 2018 at 02:38 PM
Part 2

What do I mean by this?

In T-speech, if one were to record a sample and play it to several people who ‘interpret tongues’, one would get several different interpretations; typically, totally different and unrelated to each other. Occasionally, some similarities may be noted between interpretations, but given the religious context of interpretations, occasional similarity or overlap is to be expected.

Language simply does not work that way. You

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Why “Tongues” Are Not Language - Part 1 of 2

by Kavik on February 16th, 2018 at 02:36 PM

Why “Tongues” Are Not Language

Part 1 -

A question frequently asked by tongues-speakers is “How do you know (modern) “tongues” are not a language; heavenly, angelic, or otherwise?”

That’s a great question, but one that definitely does not have a quick and easy answer.

I have tried to summarize an answer below as best and concisely as I can.

At the risk of sounding blunt, for a linguist, real languages, whether

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Another Understanding of “Tongues” at Pentecost - Part 4 (final)

by Kavik on February 16th, 2018 at 10:03 AM
Some afterthoughts on the above:

Spoken vs. written

What is interesting to me, and admittedly a bit problematic, is that that when Paul describes the “gift of tongues” it does not seem to include the written language; just the spoken. The same with “interpretation”. This begs the question, could the reason be that most people in his time could neither read nor write their own language, let alone a foreign one; thus, the concentration was on the spoken language?

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