. so you will know, that through the grace of God, the maker of people; his son, the savior of the Christians; and those bees, who swarm through the air, that though you are dead, you were born Zoltan Abbassid on July 11th, 1882.
While Jacob is staring at the green Trinite pebbles in his hand, the simultaneous past reappears again. Jacob sees himself at Trinity, in the moments before the first abomb test. He has become Fat Boy, that first bomb. At the moment of his explosion and dissolution, Jacob is propelled back to memory of his first and true previous life, where he lived as Zoltan Abbassid, born in the year 1882. Jacob remembers Zoltan's life from within, including his study of artificial language, and that fatal trip to Basra which brought him in contact with the Mesopotamian bees, perhaps near the ruins of the Tower of Babel. Reliving the moment he first held these bees in his hands, Jacob sees through the visionary eyes of Zoltan Abbassid to the very center of the earth.