by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths
During the Migdal Bavel, the Tower of Babel, we read that G-d brought them down by dividing them with 70 languages. From those 70 languages developed what we generally refer to as the 70 nations of the world. Yes, there's more than 70 physical countries, but we learn there are 70 primary ethnicities, core national concepts so to speak.
One of the signs of the acharit hayamim, the end of days scenarios, is the reversal of this division. First the 70 nations come together in a joint political entity. Then the division of languages begins to be overcome - both with a primary language and with the means to functionally erase the language divisions.
If one goes to the Google Translation page - automatic language translations - the list of languages is now up to 22. Hebrew is noticeably absent.
In Apple's iPhone announcement last week, they specifically noted they have increased their international distribution to ... 70 nations. The list interestingly includes Jordan and Egypt, but noticeably avoids Israel.
The hi-tech Babylon is growing.
(BTW, if you're looking for automated Hebrew-English translation, I've had reasonable experience with ... Babylon software :-). Reasonable means you can get the gist of it, but that's it.)
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Tuesday, June 17, 2008
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