Genesis 11:1
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1  Everyone on earth had the same language and the same words.

vai-HEE khol ha-A-retz sa-FAH e-KHAT ud-va-REEM a-kha-DEEM

א  וַיְהִי כָל־הָאָרֶץ שָׂפָה אֶחָת וּדְבָרִים אֲחָדִים׃

 11:1   Everyone on earth had the same language

The Hebrew word for ‘language,’ safa (שפה), also appears in Sefer Tzefanya (3:9) when the prophet describes a safa b’rurah (שפה ברורה), ‘purity of speech,’ that will be shared by all the nations of the world in the end of days: “For then I will make the peoples pure of speech, so that they all invoke Hashem by name and serve Him with one accord.” Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra comments that the pure language that Tzefanya promises is the Hebrew language. In future times, the world will begin to learn Hebrew, the language of Creation. This promise has begun to come true in our age. Not only has the Hebrew language been revitalized over the past century as the spoken language in the Jewish homeland, but in more recent years, thousands of non-Jews have also begun to study Hebrew as a way to connect with their Creator and gain a deeper understanding of the Bible.

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  • Art Torres

    I recently purchased an Israel bible, and believe that to begin to learn Hebrew is where Hashem has directed me to at this point in my walk.

    Thank you

  • James Howard

    What was the holy name of Lord thy God at that time of history….. And The Holy name of Lord thy God, Jesus Christ Presently ….

    • Jo

      The name of the almighty is YHWH (pronounced YaH-oo-aH) means I am that I am. ELOHIM OF HOST (ELOHIM is plural for the force, the power, almighty being, etc..

  • Bonita Rankey

    I've been trying to learn this language since about 2013-14. It's beautiful, but OH do I still have trouble with those verbs!! 😀


    Yes the language was one of English and Hebrew in the earlier days, over many years I believe this has changed as many Gentiles now want to learn Hebrew, and be part of the Jewish people.

  • The conduct of the people of Iseral is directly connected with Elohim fitting reply and answers.When the people stood against Elohim.God scattered them but when try to stay close to him the division and separation of language and people in a natural way.

    The Tower Of Babel, was man's attempt to glorify itself (rather than God) by exploring & promoting the supposed; secrets of the heavens.

    Nothing has been learned!

    Modern Judaism, continues this disobedience, with their invention of the supposed; Oral Law (Kabbalah, Talmud, etc).

    Wake up people, smell the blasphemy. Accept God's word only – THE TANAKH

    • Gouri

      Totally agree. I found services online from so called synagogues which were G-d optional.

  • These people of "Babel" were no different than people of our day. They were a proud people, intent upon doing things there own way. They built this tower so they could get to heaven on their own terms. As we know, there is only one way to attain that goal–faith and trust in the Living Elohim.
    In a parallel link to our day, it is evident people haven't changed. They're still trying to obtain heaven on their own terms. They're even trying to imitate Elohim by creating life in a test tube. They're trying to make Elohim obsolete. Could that actually be what the ancients were doing? As YHVH brought down their tower, He's about to bring down the towers we've built today.

    • Could the overt attempts of many elite today to set up a "one-world" government be the same attempt with "Babel"? They were one people, one language, and in one accord. That's a very powerful unity capable of just about anything. Would not a one-world government today have even more power to go against the Almighty and His followers?

      • Elohim is said in Scripture to be a "jealous Elohim". These people weren't just building some architectural wonder to beautify their city. They were building a monument to rival and overthrow Elohim. As we might say in our time, "Them's fightin' words, buddy". Through the ages, Elohim has shown His long suffering. However, on other occasions, He's shown the propensity to "lower the boom". He won't allow anyone or anything to be higher than He, and frowns mightily upon those that try.

      • If we didn't have our faith it would be easy to be discouraged by what is happening in the world DannyLee. I could see one language coming as the result of a one-world government, but I also believe that when push comes to shove Hashem will step in, he will not allow what happened at Babel to happen again. He knows the wickedness of men's hearts when they try to out-thwart him and deny Him.
        As an aside isn't it interesting that the word used to describe a lot of talking people, either noisily or stupidly a Babble or Babbling!

    • Yes, you are correct DannyLee. There is no way we can buy entrance to heaven, there is only one way! Re the building of the tower, I believe the UN has/is building something which is reputed to look like the Tower of Babel.

  • I have heard it said, "what goes around comes around". Elohim began with Hebrew to speak the universe into being. Is is no wonder so many now a turning back to learning the same language? In fact, I've heard Hebrew won out over German to become the chosen language of modern Israel in 1948.

  • There are several good reasons to believe that the Confusion of Tongues will be reversed! Because

    a. a significant relationship can be ascertained between Genesis 11, the Speech-confusion, and Daniel 4, the madness of King Nebuchadnezzar,
    b. there was recovery, both in the intellectual powers of the king and his return to the exercise of his royal power,
    c. the tree that represents Elohim’s sovereignty will be stripped of its bands and therefore can sprout again.

    Compare the Study: Confusion of Tongues and the Seven Times

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