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Tower Of Babel

Not long after The Flood (see also Sons Of Noah), about three centuries before the call of Abraham, humans were united in language (see Speaking In Tongues). But what did they do with their ability to work together? They set out to challenge God by presumptuously attempting to build a tower to heaven. And, as God Himself stated, that would have been just the beginning to "their" (see Blame It On Adam and Eve) rebellion.

Tower of Babel The traditional site of the tower of Babel is located at Borsippa, just south of Babylon, which is named from the Hebrew word pronounced baw-bel, meaning confusion.

The account from Bible History:

"Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there."

"They said to each other, "Come, let's make bricks and bake them thoroughly." They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth."

"But The Lord [see Rock Of Ages] came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. 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. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other."

"So The Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel - because there The Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there The Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth." (Genesis 11:1-9)

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