Gen 11

by Steve

The tower of Babel.

Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. (Genesis 11:1 NIV)
So many things spring to mind, a common interface, common understanding etc.

So they move east and start construction using a different method – bricks instead of rocks, thus giving much better control over the process.

Build a city, make a name, to retain unity. Make a symbol, a tower to unite us.

Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. (Genesis 11:1, 6 NIV)

I don’t understand why God thought this was a problem. Surely plans are good and building cities are good. It must be the derived consequences that are the problem….

The whole theory of just move the age out a decimal place is shattered here with the advent of people having sons in their 30-40s. They could not have had them when they were 3-4

But then they go on to live to 400 odd years old or more. Imagine

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