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What is the Tower of Babel?

The second book in the Beast series, Awakening the Beast, talks about an ancient building called the Tower of Babel. This comes from the Bible and the book of Genesis 11:1-9. Below are excerpts from Wikipedia that explain more about the tower:

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WHAT IS THE TOWER OF BABEL?

The story of the city (and tower) of Babel is recorded in Genesis 11:1-9. Everyone on earth spoke the same language. … People [built] a city and a tower with its top in the sky, to make a name for themselves… God … remarked that as one people with one language, nothing that they sought would be out of their reach. God … [made the people speak] in multiple different languages). Unable to] understand each other … the people drifted apart and ) scattered …over the face of the earth… they stopped building the city. [The name of the city was Babel from which we get the word babbling.]

WHAT AN ANCIENT KING, SAID ABOUT THE TOWER OF BABEL

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(Around 600 B.C.) Nebuchadnezzar (king of Babylon and the destroyer of Jerusalem and the Jewish Temple) wrote  …  ”A former king built the Temple of the Seven Lights of the Earth (Tower of Babel), but he did not complete its head… Since that time earthquakes and lightning had dispersed its sun-dried clay; the bricks of the casing had split, and the earth of the interior [became] scattered in heaps.”

WHAT AN ANCIENT HISTORIAN, SAID ABOUT THE TOWER OF BABEL 

The Jewish-Roman historian Flavius Josephus,(wrote about the Tower of Babel) in his Antiquities of the Jews (c. AD 94),… He wrote that it was Nimrod who [built] the (Tower of Babel) …Nimrod was a tyrant who tried to turn the people away from God. …, God confused the people rather than destroying them because annihilation with a Flood hadn’t taught them to be godly.

Nimrod …was the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah…(Nimrod was) a bold man, and of great strength of hand. He persuaded the( people) … to believe that it was their own courage which [brought] … happiness …Tower of Babel Nimrod [thought it was] cowardice  to submit to God; and they built a tower, … it grew very high… [It was] built of burnt brick, cemented together with mortar …When God saw that (the people had) not grown wiser by the destruction of the former sinners [in the Flood, he made them speak] different languages…[so they would] not be able to understand one another. The place wherein they built the tower is now called Babylon

 

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