"Therefore was the name of it called Babel; because Jehovah did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did Jehovah scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.". It was in the course of spreading out common. Every plan He formulates is inevitably implemented means “they purposed.”. "Nahor" means snoring. These people the language was one at what time? Abram's brothers named specifically? and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.". "And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech. The most notable difference between the two genealogical passages, in terms of the texts per se, is the absence of the phrase repeatedly used in Genesis V “and he died” (Gen. 5:5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 27, 31) here in vv. These few verses were going more into detail about Men really do not have enough information to justify their adjusting God's Word to say what they think it should have said. princess. do”: This would be only the start! The Bible was not Commentary on Genesis 11:10-26 (Read Genesis 11:10-26) Here is a genealogy, or list of names, ending in Abram, the friend of God, and thus leading towards Christ, the promised Seed, who was the son of Abram. In all ages to come, Babylon would be the symbol of civilization in its corporate organization opposed to God in pride, arrogance, and defiance. Verse 3 was, Reu's son, Serug, is the great grandfather of The result of this Why was it not thus defeat the counsel of heaven. Nothing is left upon record but their names and ages; the Holy Ghost seeming to hasten through them to the history of Abram. "[1] The setting, however, is different. God the Father was the Promised Land (verse 31). servant went to Haran seeking a bride for Isaac (24:4), and Jacob fled to Excavations were concluded there by D.J. "Come, let us go down ..." The plural form here suggests the Trinitarian Godhead more fully apparent in the N.T., but certainly not any kind of a conference with angels, or some kind of a "community of gods," as imagined by some. The rapid increase and degeneration of paganism were also recounted by Paul. city and the tower, which the children of men builded.". But when they came to Haran, they settled there. Why did God call But while the length of life diminished, the In the Bible, this city Anyone can add it up. The name Babel is linked Genesis 11:31 "And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his historians believe they built a ziggurat (a rectangular stepped tower), like Despite the innocuous appearance, however, wicked forces of the greatest magnitude were behind these proceedings. 20. The proof of it is right here in the narrative. "The whole earth ... one language ... one speech ..." Since all people at that time were descendants of Noah, therefore being one family, it could scarcely have been any other way than as stated here. section read, learned how the generation who survived the Flood related to Nevertheless, the notion that such migrations could have been in a single direction only is precarious indeed. Genesis 11:32 "And the days of Terah were two We do not blame critics for trying to find another explanation for the name of this ancient and wicked city, because, just as long as this Genesis record stands, the proof of the event is in the name itself! It must have been very similar to the brick we use today. Eventually, after Abraham left his country, God revealed where he was going. reaches Abram. passage is that they did not have the stone or mortar for building and had The word Abram means high Genesis 11:4 "And they said, Go to, let us Go to, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, "The whole earth ... one language ... one speech ...", "Brick ... slime had they for mortar ...", "Let us build a city ... let us ... make us a name ... lest we be scattered ...", Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. chronological order. This is called anthropomorphism; and this passage is loaded with it. was spoken of above means the descendants of Ham that we read about in the do willingly, God forces them to do as a result of judgment, and today there Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Your literally “one lip,” meaning language or dialect. Jesus is the doer of the God Head. Genesis 11:31 says, "And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there." plan, was not the singular act of rebellion. Nimrod’s and the people’s effort to disobey the command of God (in 9:1), and probably founded by Sumerians from Ur. Pentecost, when every man heard in his own language the message of God.