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  1. The Tower Of Babel
    The Tower Of Babel
    Bodie Hodge
    Master Books / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $10.49 Retail: $13.99 Save 25% ($3.50)
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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Genealogy Extreme
    May 5, 2013
    learningtable
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Tower of Babel by Bodie Hodge is a comprehensive study of the events surrounding the building of the tower of Babel and the dispersion of the people afterwards. The author addresses the world's attacks on Genesis 1-11 and discusses the importance of studying the history and theology of the Biblical account in order to refute these attacks. Tower of Babel is extensively researched and includes photographs, charts, tables, and maps to support the author's points, as well as footnotes on every page. I was intrigued by this book when I read the description of it. The story of the Tower of Babel is my son's favorite, and he requests that I read it to him repeatedly. I was happy to receive this book to review so I can answer many of my son's questions and become more knowledgeable about this intriguing event from history.

    Though this is not a children's book, educators and parents will find it to be a valuable resource for teaching. I shared the chapters on what the purpose of the tower was, what the tower looked like, and how the people traveled with my kids to supplement our history studies. They (and I) were fascinated with the information we learned. As a homeschool mom, I found Tower of Babel to be a wonderful discussion-starter.

    The genealogy portion of the book is a thorough study, and it is neat to see the people on the maps to better understand how everyone dispersed. The author also touches on the subject of racism, "Race is often attributed to man's evolutionary origin, ignoring the effect the Babel dispersion had in leading to the ethnic and geographical concentration of people with various skin shades and features" (p. 17). When readers see how the genealogy points everyone back to Adam and Eve, how can anyone not see that we are all part of one race: the human race.

    So, why is this book important? The author not only provides comprehensive facts and historical data, but he also points readers toward the bigger picture: the authority of God's Word.

    {This book is available from New Leaf Publishing Group,

    which provided me with a review copy in exchange for my honest opinions.}
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    great resource
    May 4, 2013
    parkerj
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    In The Tower of Babel: The Cultural History of Our Ancestors, Bodie Hodge sets out to send the reader on a historical and biblical journey through ancient people, tracing the family line of Noah and his descendants the historical accuracy of the tower of Babel account and the history of languages, just to name a few.

    The book is pretty academic and certainly is not a quick read, but it is loaded with information. Bodie answers many tough questions like:

    - Isn't There a Contradiction Between Genesis 10 (World Having Multiple Languages) and 11 (World Having One Language)?

    - What Was the Purpose of the Tower of Babel?

    - Did All ~7000 Languages Today Come Out of Babel?

    - Did the Continents Split in the Days of Peleg?

    Perhaps my favorite section is on how 7,000 languages came out of Babel. Hodge shows the close similarities in many languages and how they varied over time from a root language to form a new language. This chapter is a very interesting read, especially in light of evolution's theory that we came from "grunting" ancestors ;-) .

    The charts, graphs and pictures in this book are worth a purchase in themselves. The charts of the descendants of Noah and the overlapping lifelines of the people in the Bible are wonderful resources for teaching children. This book is a wonderful resource on the biblical account of the tower of Babel.

    I highly recommend it.

    I received a free copy of this book from Master Books/New Leaf Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
  3. California, CA
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    True history of the world's cultures...revealed!
    May 3, 2013
    Foundations Creation Club
    California, CA
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Often times, when eating a meal with our extended family, the topic of of ancestry is brought up in discussion. We hear of a famous actor or sports player who was related to us in some distant way, or of a strange marriage arrangement which connects two related families, and so on. Oftentimes, the conclusion of such conversations is simply the old saying, "It's a small world!" However, the real conclusion should be that we are all one human family...and we all go back to Adam, and more recently, the Tower of Babel.

    In this eye-opening volume, Tower of Babel: The Cultural History of Our Ancestors, biblical history buff, Bodie Hodge of Answers in Genesis, "maps it all out" (literally) from Babel to today, starting from the authoritative history found in the pages of Scripture. One thing that is particularly common with most literature written about the Tower of Babel today, is that it usually starts from a `traditionalist' reading of the Biblical text and not necessarily what the text actually says. Not so with this book, in which Hodge presents a case for the rebellion and dispersion at Babel based on what is clearly revealed in the Word of God, and uses it to explain the world's cultures, customs, legends, and languages. Perhaps one of the most fascinating things about this book is that it ties the ancient world with the modern world, showing how many of the Earth's geographical locations and cities are named after biblical patriarchs, how some of the pagan `deities` worshipped in ancient times are really the ancestors of these people groups who were dispersed from Babel, and how the languages of today would have developed from the language families given by God at Babel.

    After having read much creationist work on the genealogy and ancient history of Europe, I was eager to learn more, but was saddened by the fact that there is very little work (much less reliable or biblical) on this intriguing topic. When I received notice that this book was being published, I immediately requested a copy to review. Having read through it now, I am looking forward to distributing this book in our creation club bookstore at our monthly meetings. Here are just a few of my thoughts on this fascinating title:

    - Bodie Hodge has certainly done his homework, and has laid solid ground for further research in this important area.

    - This is a very readable book; any preteen could pick up and fully understand this book.

    - The chapters (with an exception of Chapter 17) are very short (4-8 pages) and meant for easy and timely reading; great for travel. (Note: I read the last 1/3 of the book in a the center aisle of an airplane.)

    - Chapter 17, though a long read, has been thoroughly researched and includes priceless information on the whereabouts and travels of the biblical patriarchs, which are confirmed by the records of extra-biblical historians and culture experts.

    - The whole of the book is truly challenging (in a good way, `as iron sharpens iron') for creationists, since a majority of the book is focused on refuting some of the formerly held (even by the author) misconceptions about the Tower of Babel event, and giving biblical creationists a wholly biblical understanding which stays loyal to the text of Genesis 10-11.

    Conclusion: Everyone wants to know about their family tree. Many non-Christian religions and cults are entirely focused on knowing who their ancestors are. However, as Hodge concludes in this book, it is because we are all one human family through our ancestor Adam that we all need a Savior who is one of our relatives: Jesus Christ. The message of the Bible's trustworthiness inevitably leads one to the One who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, which is the end-all message of this must-have, faith-building book. I highly recommend picking up a copy of Bodie Hodge's Tower of Babel!
  4. San Antonio, TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent insight into Humanity’s Family Tree!
    May 2, 2013
    JoeCortezII
    San Antonio, TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Several years ago, I embarked on a quest to build my family tree. I wanted to know where my family line led and what my roots were. In theory, this is an easy task; just look up documents from various resources including family interviews, Internet searches, and other places. Well, that research is not as easy as it sounds.

    Bodie Hodge succeeds in this endeavor. The Tower of Babel: The Cultural History of Our Ancestors provides us with an insightful and revealing look into our human family tree. I was impressed with the level of detail given to describing family lines and the path from Noah and his family, through the Tower of Babel, and on through the ages. Of course, there is no way for this type of an exhaustive topic to be put into a one-volume presentation. However, The Tower of Babel is an excellent primer for those interested in our true ancestry.

    There are nuggets of surprising truth that raised my eyebrows more than a few times. I love the way Bodie connects the names of current nations with the names mentioned in Genesis 10. As an example, in the chapter discussing Japheth's grandson, Ashkenaz, Bodie shows us that there is a lake in Turkey that may reflect Ashkenaz's name. Lake Askania is in a region known to have been populated by the descendants of Ashkenaz according to Jeremiah 51:27. The connections made in The Tower of Babel are faith-building and Bible-affirming. Those who read this introduction to our ancestry will appreciate the connections all of us have to God's revealed truth in Genesis.

    Bodie Hodge brings age-old history into a fresh and insightful presentation that is sure to build up your faith with historical and geographical insight and evidence!

    The Tower of Babel: The Cultural History of Our Ancestors is published by Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group.
  5. Kansas
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Tower of Babel Explained
    May 1, 2013
    Happy Campers
    Kansas
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The events detailed in Genesis 10-11 are often quickly glanced over during many Bible studies today. Sons of Noah_blah blah blah_Tower of Babel_blah blah blah. Bodie Hodge in Tower of Babel:The Cultural History of Our Ancestors brings us back and asks us to consider the true implications of the events that immediately followed The Flood.

    With a combination of sources Hodge lays out a very probable hypothesis for the paths that the founders of human civilizations took. If you love history and the Bible, you will enjoy reading this book. Although the defense of the events in Genesis are very important today, and Hodge takes this very seriously throughout the book, he presents his ideas in easy to read and understand ways. I never found myself lost in his presentations or having to go back and re-read things.
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