Coal, Oil, and the Forbidden Fruit

The tower and the City

Not only dose the Bible tell us about God, Jesus, and for tells of thing to come, it is a History book. Lets take a look at the Tower of Babel and the use of Bitumen (Tar).

English Standard Version King James Version New American Standard Version
  1. Now the whole earth had one language and the same words.
  1. And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
  1. Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words.
  1. And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.
  1. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
  1. It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.
  1. And they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar.
  1. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.
  1. They said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn [them] thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.
  1. Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.
  1. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth
  1. They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top [will reach] into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.

New International Version uses  Tar, and the New English Bible uses Bitumen  (which also comes in red letter edition).

Genesis 11: 5 - 6

  1. But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building.
  2. The Lord said, "If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them
NIV

What was it that they where using to build with? And What where they baking bricks with? There in the plain of Shinar.
In 1833 was when the first distillation of Petroleum in the US by Benjamin Stilliman, Jr., Even back then we realize what could be done with oil.
There just was not enough of it to make any real investments into it. Until 1859 when a man name Edwin L. Drake first pump oil out of the ground. And ever since mankind knowledge has been increased from the use of oil.

Gen. 14:10 Now the Valley of Siddim was full of bitumen pits (tar pits, slime pits), and as the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some fell into them, and the rest fled to the hill country.

What else did they do with Coal and Oil?

Ex. 2:3 When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes and daubed it with bitumen (tar) and pitch. She put the child in it and placed it among the reeds by the river bank.

As you can see they knew how to use it in the water proofing of things.

pitch

n
1.  See also coal-tar pitch any of various heavy dark viscid substances obtained as a residue from the distillation of tars
2.  any of various similar substances, such as asphalt, occurring as natural deposits
3.  any of various similar substances obtained by distilling certain organic substances so that they are incompletely carbonized
4.  crude turpentine obtained as sap from pine trees Related: piceous

Here we can see that Noah used it in the building of the Ark.

Gen. 6:14 Make yourself an ark of gopher wood(cypress). Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch.

Do your remember what God told Adam?

Gen 2:17 "but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die."

So what was that fruit?
Hint; Ink is the source of knowledge form that tree, and the fruit that we are looking for is also from that tree.

Gen 3:6 "when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate."

Is this the Wedding?
So if we are going to have a Wedding will we need a Diamond that is delightful to Eve's eyes, and a Groom Adam.

So Go to the next page, and you will know that it all adds up.
That it was Eve plus Adam plus Diamond is where it all started.

Luke 17:26 Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man.
Luke 17:27 People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all. (niv)

Jesus and the End Times

Matthew 24,  Mark 13,  Luke 21

Also read Daniel 7, 8, 11 & 12