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And God said: Let there be tongs...

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posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 03:36 AM

According to Pirkei Avot, a classical Jewish text of the third century of the common era, the first pair of tongs were created by God right before God rested in the Seventh Day. The reasoning is that a blacksmith must use a pair of tongs in order to fashion a brand new pair of tongs. Accordingly, God must have provided humankind with the first pair of tongs.

Naturally, never could make out how the first blacksmith would fancy his tools-- without the tools. Now we all know.

posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 03:42 AM
reply to post by Utnapisjtim

similar to the which came first , the chicken or the egg. conumdrums ... oh my!

posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 04:06 AM
reply to post by Utnapisjtim

The scholar underestimates the ingenuity of primitive blacksmiths. Before tongs were invented, they used a makeshift substitute for the same job.

Just as the first chicken was hatched from an egg laid by a proto-chicken.

posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 04:08 AM
reply to post by Utnapisjtim

The Tong Commandments.

-I am the Tong, thy utensil
-Thou shalt have no other Tongs
-No graven images or likenesses
-Not take the Tong's name in vain
-Remember the BBQ day
-Honour thy sausage and thy steak

posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 05:27 AM
reply to post by HerMisfits

Haha. Very good!

The Holy Tong is made from three parts, the Holy Handles, perfect mirrors of eachother, signifying the complimental nature of everything, held together by the Sacred Rivet, in perfect balance and unity, henceforth the Trinitial Tong is One.

posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 06:31 AM
Its an allegory.
It also misquotes.
The original states that an angel gifted the first tongs to the first primitive metalsmith.
As for a temporary tong. Of what? Wood or stone?

posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 01:51 PM
When you wish to ply a plier, ply thus:

Dearest Tong of Heaven
Your poke release the spark of might
Thy mighty mouth hold iron tight
Shaped you were from ancient ore
It rained in hell, your first encore
Keep us safe in your firm grip
Harden us so we don't slip
Oh Dearest Tong of Heaven

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