Babel Tower - Folk

Literature of antiquity and the Middle Ages - Summary - 2019

Babel Tower

There was one language and one adjective on the whole earth. Moving from the east, they (people - ed. Ed.) Found in the land of Sennar plain, and settled there. And they said one to another: We make bricks, and burn with fire. And they made bricks in their place instead of stones, and earth pitches instead of lime. And they said: We will build a city and a tower, high to heaven; and we will make a name before we are scattered throughout the face of the whole earth. And the Lord descended to see the city and the tower that the sons of men built. And the LORD said: Behold, there is one people, and one is all with a tongue; and that's what they began to do, and they will not stay away from what they intended to do. Let's come and mix their language there, so that one does not understand the speech of another. And the Lord scattered them from all over the earth; and they ceased to build the city. And the Lord scattered them from there throughout the whole land; and they stopped building the city. Therefore, his name is given him: Babylon; for there the Lord confused the language of all the earth, and from there the Lord scattered them throughout all the earth.