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The story of the Tower of Babel is told in the first book of the Old Testament of the Bible. After a great flood, some of Noah's descendants decided to build a city on the plains of southern Mesopotamia * with a tall tower reaching up into the heavens. Their plan was to gain recognition for themselves as a people and to be able to stay together. When God saw what they were doing, however, he concluded that they were trying to gain more power. To make planning difficult for them, he made them speak many different languages. Unable to communicate with each other at the building site, the people gave up the project and scattered to different lands. The remains of the city became known as Babel.

The story of the tower may have developed from the way that later visitors interpreted the ruins of the old cities of that area. In Hebrew, the word Babel is a version of the name Babylon, which meant "the gate of God." In fact, researchers have found evidence of one or more tall towers in the ancient city of Babylon. Another Hebrew word, baiai, means "confusion." Today the image of the Tower of Babel is used to mean confusion and failure to communicate.

See also Semitic Mythology .



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Oct 24, 2010 @ 7:19 pm
Who is the main character(s)?
What is the sin/hubris?
What is the puinshment?
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Chris Ricco
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Mar 4, 2018 @ 12:00 am
They wanted to build a ziggurat. A Temple Complex. They wanted to bring God down to them. God had told them a certain way to contact Him but they had a better idea. God was angry and separated the nations, (70 of them from Genesis 10) and gave them to other gods, to rule over them. These gods were corrupt and wanted worship and were jealous of God Most High's love for them. So they wanted to kill them, so they taught them lies, evil and other destructive life styles. All of this is taught throughout the Hebrew Bible. It is called a Deuteronomy 32 Worldview as Moses Song in Deuteronomy 32 describes this. God Most High wants the nations back, and will Judge these gods someday, Psalm 82. Jesus sent out His disciples to cast out demons. He sent out how many? Seventy, the same number of the nations. They returned and said that they cast out demons in His name. They all feared Him and demons often called Jesus the son of what? The Most High.
This is a motif in Scripture but is usually only known among Scholars, unfortunately Pastor never got that far in college and ended their studies in Bible college. Folks like myself want to change that and teach this truth to everyone.

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