The Tower of Babel

After the flood the whole earth spoke one language. And they determined to build a city with the tower to make a name for themselves. The Lord God came to see what man was doing and saw the city and the tower and felt threatened by it: “the ways they are starting to behave, nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and some confuse their speech that they cannot make out each other’s words.” Genesis 11:1 – 7.

In a Chaldean account, mankind is impressed with its size and its power and decide to build a tower to the heavens. The gods are frightened and confound their speech. During the reign of Nebuchadnezzar and Babylon, high towers were built and used as observatories, but there was no connection between them and fear of the gods.  The Mexicans have a story similar to the Tower of Babel; likewise the Armenians and the Hindu.

The divine, the transcendent is revealed throughout the world.

Would you please share your own faith story?


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