This week, we turn to the story of the Tower of Babel. It's a myth about the origins of language, but what does meaning can modern readers get out of it? Surprisingly, in order to make sense of it now, we have to go way back to ancient cosmology. And then we need to examine how empires function. All to help us to realize that as finite beings, we must come to terms with the fact that world is fundamentally not under our control.