Ka Babel

kane ka dei tang ka jingsdang jong kaei ba kin sa leh.Shen shen kin lah ban leh ia kano kano kaba ki thmu.”

Ka Babel ka dei ka khanatang kaba la rim tam kaba ngi lah ban shem bad pule ha ka kitab Jenesis 11. Ka dei ka khana lyngkot kaba don khyndai tylli ki dkhot bad ka dei kawei na ki khanatang kaba bud ryngkhi ia kiwei pat kiba shem ha ka kitab Jenesis kiba kynthup naduh ka jingthaw -jingpynlong ia ka pyrthei ter ter haduh ka khana shaphang ka jingshlei um ha ka por u Noah (Jenesis 1-10).

Lehse don kiba pyrkhat pat ba ka Babel ka dei ka tynrai bad ka thymmei jong ka jingsdang jong ki jait ktien bapher ha ka pyrthei. Niuma, kane ka nia kam don kjat bad kam don nongrim ban ieng ha kiwei pat ki rynsan. Ki riewstad kiba pule shaphang ki jait ktien ne ki linquist kin rkhie bein lada ngi ong kumne bad kin ym pdiang da lei lei ruh em ia kane.

Lane ba ka Babel ka dei ka jingsdang jong ka jingsaphret bad jingsaphriang ki jaidbynriew sha kylleng ki thain bad ki Ri ka pyrthei. Ha kiwei pat ki kyntien, ba na Babel u khun bynriew u sdang ban krih bad leit buhai shnong kylleng ka pyrthei. Kane ruh kam don nongrim bad ym lah ban pynksan satia. Ki riewstad anthropologist bad kiwei kiba pule bad wad bniah ia ka jingdon bad jinghiar pateng jong ki jaidbynriew bapher bapher ha snieh pyrthei ki kyntait phar ia kane bad ki shem ba ka long ka jingkam ka bym shong nia.

Na ki jingwad bniah ki riewstad la shem ba ka Babel ka iasyriem bad iajan bha bad ka Esagila jong ki nongbabilon kaba lah ban shem ha ka kot niam Enuma Elish. Ki riewstad ki shem ruh ba ki don shibun bah ki jingtei ha ka bri Mesopotamia ha ki juk jong ki Nongsumer ne Sumerian Civilization bad Nongbabilon ne Babylonian Civilization, kiba iasyriem bad ka Babel. Ia kine ki jingtei la ju khot ki “ziggurat” bad ka jingtei “ziggurat” kaba rim tam la shem ha Uruk ne Erek (Genesis 10:10)bad ia kane ka jingtei la tei kumba ha ka snem 3000 SK, bad la lap ruh ba ki don sa kumba 32 haduh 34 tylli ki “ziggurat” ne ki nongrim jong ki “ziggurat” ha ki jaka bad ki shnong ba tuid ki wah Tigris bad Euphratis .Ka don ruh ka jingiasyriem ha ka rukom ai nam bad ka jingthmu ha kaba tei ia ki “ziggurat” bad ka Babel. Katkum ka kitab Jenesis 11:4, la iathuh ba ki khunbynriew ki angnud ban tei, “….ia ka nongbah kaba don u mot uba kot haduh sahit bneng…” Ki riewstad kum u M. Beek uba la tih bniah bad lum thup ia ki jingtip, u shem ba ha ka juk ki Nongsumer la shem ia ki jingtei ne ki mot kiba jrong kiba ki nongtei ne nongsynshar ki ju ai nam bad batai ia ka jingmut jong ki. Kumta la shem ha ki nongbah Nippur, Larsa bad Sippar ba ki briew ki ai nam bad ngeit ba kine ki mot ne jingtei ki dei ki jingkieng kiba pun ia ka bneng bad ka khyndew. Ki “ziggurat” kiba shem ha Babilon la niew ba ki dei ki nongrim kiba pynieng ia ka bneng bad khyndew. Ha Nippar la shem ia ki jingiathuhkhana shaphang u Mot uba la ai nam u Lum jong u Blei Enlil ha kaba u kliar jong u u tyngkhuh ia ka bneng bad ka nongrim ka ngam shaduh ki niamra. Ki don sa kiwei pat ki jingthoh kiba batai ba ki jingtei ba jrong bad ba khraw ha ka bri Mesopotamia hyndai ki dei ki jingkieng kiba pun ia ka bneng bad khyndew bad ki briew ki ngeit ba shisien ha kawei ka por ka bneng bad ka khyndew ki long kawei hynrei kane ka jingiadei ka la dkhut noh. Kane ka iasyriem  thik bad ka khanatang shaphang u Lum Sohpetbneng  jong ki khun ki ksiew u Hynniewtrep  .

Ki jingwad bniah bad ki jingshem jong ki riewstad ki la pynlong ia nga kum uwei na ki khynnah skul ka history bad theology ban ngam bad puson jylliew halor ka Babel. Kane ka khanatang  kaba lyngkot ha ka kitab Jenesis ka dei kaei? Ka Babel kam dei satia ba u khun bynriew u leh pop ne ialeh pyrshah ia u Blei, kam dei ka tynrai jong ki jait ktien bapher ha ka pyrthei bad kam dei ka jingsdang jong ka jingsaphriang ne jingphet shnong jong ki jaitbynriew kylleng satlak ka pyrthei.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Ka Babel kam dei hi ruh ka jingangnud ne jingpyrshang biang jong ki khun bynriew ban long Blei. Tangba ym lah pat ban pyrkhat ne mutdur, kane ka pyrthei kan long kumno lada u khun bynriew u ioh ka lad ban long Blei? Wat tang mynta kumne khlem pat long Blei ruh, ka jingsarong, jingkyreit, jinghanga mei, jingleh bein, jingleh jubor bad jingpynjot ia ki para briew bad ki para jingthaw ka bym kai shuh. Ngam ong hangne ba u Blei u long uba leh tohmet ne uba ban bein ne uba lehbor, hynrei haba iakren shaphang ka jinglong blei ngi iakren ruh shaphang ka bor. Haba mynta u khun bynriew ioh ruh um pat ioh lut kata ka bor, hynrei haduh katne pat ki jingleh donbor ia ki para briew bad jingpynjot ia ka pyrthei-mariang. Niuma, ki la don ruh ki por ba u briew u kam ba u long u Blei, ki Kaisar ka hima Rom hyndai ki kam kumta bad ki dawa na ki briew ban mane blei ia ki, wat mynta ha kane ka juk ruh ki don ki briew kiba mutdur ba ki long kum ki blei bad ki khmih lynti bad ki pynbor ruh ia kiwei ban dem ngon bad mane ia ki.

Ka Babel ka dei kaei? Bad kumno ngi sngewthuh ia kane ka khanatang?  Kaktum ka Bible, ha Babel ki khun bynriew ki la ialong kawei; kawei ka bor, kawei ka ktien bad ki thrang ban tei ia u Mot uba khraw, uba jrong bad uba donnam tam ha ka pyrthei. Bad da kane ka jingtei kin pynsah nam ialade. Kumta, “ki ia ong ….mynta to ngin iatei kawei ka nongbah kaba don u mot uba kot haduh sahit bneng, ba kumta, ngin thaw nam ialade…”

Ha Babel ka la  don ka jingpyrshang ban klun tylli bad kurup jubor ia ka bor tang da kawei ka kynhun jaidbynriew ne kynhun synshar. Ka Babel ka siat pharshi ia kata ka juk kaba don tang kawei ka bor ne jingsynshar, kawei ka niam, kawei ka ktien, kawei ka sainpyrkhat, kawei ka kolshor, kawei ka rong bad kumta ter ter. Ban jin ba kane ka la urlong kan don ka jingleh bor kaba shyrkhei. Khlem da ia phai dien than sha jngai, ka spah snem ba arphew ka la sakhi haduh katno ka jingshyrkhei ka jingleh donbor bad jingpyniap briew ha Ri Germany da kita kiba kam ba ki dei na ka jaidbynriew bakhraw ha ka pyrthei (superior race) hapoh ka jingialam u Hitler.

U J Richard Middleton, u stad theology u ong, “ia ka khanatang shaphang ka Babel dei ban pule ia ka kum ka jingkynthoh kaba ieng pyrshah ia ka sainpyrkhat jong ki Hima Babilon bad Assyria hyndai” bad “ka Nongbah kaba don ia u mot uba tyngkhuh bneng ka shat phalang ia ka Hima kaba don ki shipai ki swar kiba khlain bor ban jop thma bad ban pyniap ia kiwei pat ki Hima bad ia ki briew. Ka shat phalang ruh ia kata ka jingbuaid ban kurup bor bad ban lehbor halor kiwei pat.”

Sa uwei pat u stad theology, u David Smith ha ka kot ba u ai kyrteng, Horizons In Biblical Theology u ong, “ka Babel kam dei ka juk jong ka aiom ksiar kaba pynpaw ba ka pyrthei ka dang lung, dang khuid bad baroh ki dang ialong kawei ka jingmut bad kren kawei ka ktien. Hynrei ka Babel ka iathuh ba ka don ka Hima kaba khraw bor hyndai, ka Hima Assyria kaba kwah ban synshar tang marwei bad ban synshar donbor ia ka pyrthei.” Katkum ki jingthoh histori ka Hima Assyria ka ju pynbor bad pyntian jubor ia ka ktien bad ka kolshor jong ka halor kiwei pat hadien ba ka la jop thma ia ki hima bad jaidbynriew bapher. Katkum u David Smith la shem ia ki jingthoh jong u Syiem Sargon II (722-705 SK) kaba iathuh shaphang ki hima bad ki briew kiba kren da ki ktien khyllah bad ki bym sngewthuh ktien. Kumta hadien ba u la jop thma ia ki u Sargon II u pynbor bad pyntian jubor halor jong ki tang da kawei ka ktien bad kata ka dei ka ktien jong ka Hima Assyria, ka ktien ki nongsynshar bad nongjop thma.

Ka jingkurup bor tang da kawei ka kynhun ne ki kynhun heh paid ha kylleng ka pyrthei ka dang iai bteng haduh mynta. Ki heh paid Hindu kiba ngeit bad bud ia ka sainpyrkhat Hindutva ki pyrshang dohiap dohim  ban pynkylla ia ka Ri India sha ka Ri Hindu bad ban don tang kawei ka ktien, kawei ka kolshor, kawei ka dei riti, kawei ka niam bad kawei ka jingsynshar. Kumjuh ruh ki kynhun shit niam khristan ha America ki angnud ban pynlong ia ka Ri America ka Ri bakhraw  jong ki khristan. Nangta ki kynhun Zionist ha Israel kiba kwah ban pynduh jait shi syndon ia ki Arab ha Palestine kiba la im bad san ha ki rud ka duriaw Mediterranean naduh hyndai kulong kumah. Hoid ki Ri kum ka North Korea, Syria bad kiwei kiba don tang kawei ka bor ne jingsynshar kaba leh don bor ki long ka jingma kaba khraw ia ka jinglaitluid bad jingim ba dap kyrhai. Khlem da iakren ia ki lehnoh kum ki Taliban, ki ISIS bad kiwei kiba pyniap dusmon ia ki briew lada kim ngeit ne pdiang ia kaei kaba ki ong ne kwah.

Ha ka juk jong ka Babel, ki Hima kiba khraw bor kum ka Hima Babilon bad Assyria ki angnud ban don tang kawei ka bor bad ka jingmutdur jong ki ka long ban don tang kawei ka jingsynshar, kawei ka Hima, kawei ka niam, kawei ka ktien, kawei ka kolshor bad kiwei ki dei ban pyndem bad pdiang ia kata ka Bor. Ha pyrshah jong kane ka ieng ka khanatang shaphang ka Babel (Jenesis 11:1-9) bad ka Babel kam dei tang ka khanatang, hynrei ka dei kawei pat ka sainpyrkhat ne ka jingkynthoh kaba ieng pyrshah ia ka jingsynshar donbor jong ki Hima bakhraw bor hyndai kum ka Babylon bad Assyria.

Ha Babel u Blei u khang pyrshah ia ka jingkurup bor jong kawei ka kynhun jaidbynriew ne hima. Ka khanatang shaphang ka Babel ka iathuh ba kam don ha ka ma-ian ne ka saindur jong u Blei, ban don tang kawei ka bor, kawei ka jingsynshar, kawei ka ktien, kawei ka koshor, kawei ka niam bad kawei ka dei riti.  Ka jingthmu bad jingpyrkhat ban don tang kawei ka jaidbynriew ba khrawbor ka ban synshar lahduh ia ki  Ri ne pyrthei ne ban don tang kawei ka niam ne kawei ka ktien ne kawei ka kolshor ne sainpyrkhat ka long pyrshah ia ka mon u Blei Nongbuh Nongthaw. Kumta u Blei u pynpulom ia ka jingtei ia u Mot ha Babel.

Ka pyrthei-mariang ka dap da ki jingthaw bad jingpynlong ba bun jait, bun rong, bun skit bad bun rukom. Ha ka pyrthei ym don tang kawei ka jaidbynriew, ym don tang kawei ka niam, kolshor ne jingngeit. Ha ka pyrthei ne ki Ri, ka bym lah ban long ban don tang kawei ka bor ne hima, ban don tang kawei ka kolshor ne dei riti. Bad ka bym lah long hi ruh ban don tang kawei ka ktien, tang kawei ka jingshemphang bad tang kawei ka sainpyrkhat.

Ha pneh pyrthei ki im, ki san ki jaidbynriew bapher kiba don la ka thymmei, ka sainpyrkhat, ka kolshor bad ka ktien ka thylliej. Ia kane la sakhi ha ka sngi Pentekost ha kaba ki briew ki ia wan na kylleng bad ki kren ha la ki jong ki ktien, ki wad blei-ki bad mane blei ha la ka jong ka rukom ne tynrai. U Blei ruh u pdiang bad jubab ia ki bad u wan hiar ha ka dur jong u Mynsiem Bakhuid ban pynthymmai bad saindur thymmai ia ki.

Ka Babel kam dei ka jingkulmar, hynrei ka dei kawei pat ka sainpyrkhat  kaba ieng bad iakhun pyrshah ia ka rukom pyrkhat ne ka jingngeit ban don tang kawei ka bor, kawei ka jingsynshar, kawei ka hima, kawei ka ktien bad kawei ka kolshor. Ka Babel kam dei ka jingkulmar, hynrei ka dei ka sainpyrkhat kaba ieng bad iakhun pyrshah ia ka jingkurup bor.

Kumta u Blei u la wan hiar bad pynkhleh ia ka ktien jong ki bad kim ia sngewthuh shuh iwei ia iwei pat”.

Amen

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