Stonehenge and Babel
“Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.”
It often surprises visitors to England, to see how close it is to the main road. Perhaps they imagine it should be remote, miles from civilization. However, when Stonehenge was built, whatever purpose it was built for, it was clearly at the center of civilization at the time.
Many people have pointed out that Stonehenge, and other similar ancient stone circle monuments, are observatories. Various stones match up with sunrise or sunset on particular days, or with certain stars at certain times of year. Much has been made of the reasons for such alignments, and all such monuments are associated with large numbers of books and videos, each with a different take on the reasons for the monuments’ construction. Perhaps they were built by refugees from an advanced civilization. Some have even suggested links of alien or occult origin.
After the Flood, God commanded people to scatter over the face of the Earth. People were disobedient, and this disobedience found its focus at Babel, when a city and a tower was built “with its top in the heavens”. It seems that this was an attempt to reach the heavens without reference to God, and it prompted God to divide people’s languages, so that they were forced to scatter over the face of the Earth.
It is possible that monuments like Stonehenge were built by refugees from Babel. Although neolithic monuments vary enormously from each other, their astronomical uses suggest that they too were attempts to get to the heavens without God. Many of the tribal migrations from Babel produced such magnificent monuments to man’s folly.
Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for enabling us to see and visit so many monuments from history. Help us to learn the lessons of history, rather than to repeat the mistakes, and, in all things, to give the glory and honor to You. Amen.
Ref: Encyclopædia Britannica, < https://www.britannica.com/topic/Stonehenge >
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