Tag Archives: babel

Genesis 11

The story of the Tower of Babel is a curious one. The stated purpose was to build:

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.

With the whole world being one ethne with one language, why did they need to make a name for themselves? There was no other nation(s) for them the compete with and gain a reputation. The only other name with which they could compete was the Name of God. And so the actions which God took consequently make a lot more sense! Continue reading