BABEL, TOWER OF


BABEL, TOWER OF
   from the Biblical story found in Genesis 11:1-9 it is symbolic of human arrogance and the desire to "be like God." According to the story the confusion of languages and human races began with the destruction of the tower which "reached to heaven."

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • Babel, Tower of — • Information on the history, site, and construction of the tower Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Babel, Tower of — In the Hebrew scriptures, a high tower built in Shinar (Babylonia). According to Genesis 11:1–9, the Babylonians wanted to build a tower with its top in the heavens. Angry at their presumption, God disrupted the enterprise by confusing the… …   Universalium

  • Babel, tower of —    The name given to the tower which the primitive fathers of our race built in the land of Shinar after the Deluge (Gen. 11:1 9). Their object in building this tower was probably that it might be seen as a rallying point in the extensive plain… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Babel, Tower Of —    From Christian mythology, this tower was built on the plain of Shinar in Babylonia. When completed, this tower was supposed to reach heaven, but this angered Jehovah (their god) and he suddenly made people speak different languages. Before… …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

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  • Tower of Babel — • Information on the history, site, and construction of the tower Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Tower of Babel     Tower of Babel      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Tower of Babel (disambiguation) — The Tower of Babel in the Old Testament was a tower built by a united humanity to reach the heavens.Tower of Babel may also refer to:In gaming:* Tower of Babel (board game), board game by Reiner Knizia * Tower Of Babel (computer game), computer… …   Wikipedia

  • tower — tower1 towerless, adj. towerlike, adj. /tow euhr/, n. 1. a building or structure high in proportion to its lateral dimensions, either isolated or forming part of a building. 2. such a structure used as or intended for a stronghold, fortress,… …   Universalium


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