Indeed, I am still around and I am still writing away, but most of that writing has not been either here nor on my other blog The Fingerprints of God. Over the past few months, most of my writing has been short stories, extremely long research papers, and other various joggings of my mind that were taken in my last few steps of college. (Yay!) Since then, I have gotten married, moved, and began writing some more. This writing, however, was a project I started back in 2015. Then, I titled it the “Language Project”; then I changed it to my “Babel Project”. Now, it is grown much bigger, and the current name is something a little more creative, but I will settle on that when I have actually settled on it.
But you might wonder, what is this project? This project is a journey through history, our history. From the beginning of time through the Flood, Babel, the Dispersion, and a little ways past, this book follows the trails left by our ancestors across the globe. This is of course linked to our recent past and present, as its goal is to not only show that we are all of one blood, but also to testify that God came to save all. It is quite a journey, and as you may have noticed in the above date, one that has been going on for quite some time.
So in regards to all of this, today I decided that in lieu of going mad, because sometimes research drives me insane though I love it dearly, I would update some bits of progress on here. What is better for me to do with my time than to write about writing? Thus, that is what I will do.
I began writing for this project not with an intro or even completing my research on a new theory on language, but on the first listed son of Noah: Japheth. I began with him because he was the first listed in Genesis 10, the Table of Nations, but also because the languages he left behind are most similar to mine. Currently, I am finding that such histories are still complex not only for their writing but also for their number. I am concerned about what I will find with other sons. Anyway, he went on to father the people who would populate the European Continent and beyond. And let me tell you, they do not stay in one place. In fact, much of my trouble has been caused by that very fact. While many people are nomadic, Japheth’s seemed to have the bug to not keep still, for any one of his sons can be found in any number of nations’ histories. The reality and research is quite fascinating. After Japheth, I began on his son, Gomer, whose name is most probably, at least from what I have found, to be the best preserved to today. I am now working on his second son, for if I wrote any more on his first I would go mad (some people are confusing even if long dead). It is amazing how much you can read and how little you can write in eight hours.
So now, I actually need to get back to writing. But in the event that you ever want to do your own research on the subject, keep these things in mind:
- God’s Word is sovereign in all things, including history.
- Names are more similar than you might think.
- The Caesars will drive you mad with how they divide lands on a whim. Seriously. It is almost like they do not even care what makes sense.
On that note, I hope you have enjoyed this and will join me on this journey.
Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them to thy sons, and thy sons’ sons.
~ Deuteronomy 4:9 ~
God’s blessings to you,