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Editor says, what if the confusion of languages had been visited upon Noah's children? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
In 1757 post-creation,Noah's great-grandson the arrogant tyrant Nimrod resolved to build a city with a tower "with its top in the heavens...lest we [unified humanity] be scattered abroad upon the face of the Earth".
Babylon and TingAlthough Yahweh had promised not to unleash another flood, Noah's children had been divided by language into different tongues. After a long migration from the East, their grand children had finally settled in the plain of Shinar where they hoped that a new ziggurat would symbolise their indivisible unity.
Of itself, the structure proposed by Nimrod was contemporary being a towering building upon square foundations with steps up the side leading to a shrine to honour the deity. But its monumental height revealed a shocking self-pride that deeply offended Yahweh. HE responded to this ultimate challenge to HIS authority by confounding the will of mankind. Once again supplicant to the deity, Nimrod and his people were reduced to a race of babbling men and women doomed to live in the shadow of their own depravity.
Editor says, in Genesis Chapter 11 it is recorded that the language of man was confounded, although there is a consistency due to the earlier division of tongues amongst Noah's children. The word Babel (phonetically similiar to babble and also Babylon) might imply the multiple tongues after God confounded the language of man, dividing unified humanity. Of course mankind had built many more such works, and hence in this article we imagine that God decides to confound the will of man instead. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.