Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 31: NIMROD

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Engraver: Auguste Doré

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NIMROD

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The giant Nimrod

Attempted to reach Heaven

God defeated him

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NOTE: Nimrod attempted to build a tower that would reach Heaven. God stopped him by creating many languages instead of just the one language that had existed until then. The workers could no longer coordinate their labors, and so the Tower of Babel was never finished. Now Nimrod is in the Inferno, and he can say only nonsense syllables; in addition, he cannot understand the languages of others.

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https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/dantes-inferno-canto-31-retelling-towering-giants/

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