Events of The Bible

Tower of Babel

Tower of Babel

Tower of Babel

מִגְדַּל בָּבֶל

Migdal Bavel

mig-DAL ba-VEL

Where does Tower of Babel take place?

In the land of Shinar, southern Mesopotamia, modern-day southern Iraq.

When does Tower of Babel take place?

1996 in the Hebrew calendar, approximately 1765 BCE.

What happened at Tower of Babel?

At the Tower of Babel, humanity united to build a tower so tall that it would reach the heavens to “make a name for ourselves.” In response, God decided to confuse the people’s language and spread them across the world.
This event serves as a reminder that human ambition becomes dangerous when not grounded in a belief in, and relationship with, God.

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