In Genesis 10, we met Nimrod, the grandson of Ham and great-grandson of Noah. Ham was the son that Noah cursed. Nimrod built his kingdom in the land of Shinar — aka Babylonia. So we have the Kingdom of Man vs the Kingdom of God. This, of course, is not going to end well for the humans. However, it explains how we got different languages, urbanization and commercialism. Let’s dig in…
Genesis 11: The Tower of Babel
At one time all the people of the world spoke the same language and used the same words. 2 As the people migrated to the east, they found a plain in the land of Babylonia (Shinar) and settled there.
3 They began saying to each other, “Let’s make bricks and harden them with fire.” (In this region bricks were used instead of stone, and tar was used for mortar.) 4 Then they said, “Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches into the sky. This will make us famous and keep us from being scattered all over the world.”
5 But the Lord came down to look at the city and the tower the people were building. 6 “Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them! 7 Come, let’s go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other.”
8 In that way, the Lord scattered them all over the world, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why the city was called Babel, because that is where the Lord confused the people with different languages. In this way he scattered them all over the world.Genesis 11:1-9 NLT
Points to Ponder
- Babel, in Hebrew, means “confusion”.
- The first “great city” — the start of urbanization.
- Brick-making was the first assembly line leading to commercialism. Check out the video at the bottom.
- In verse 7, we have the Trinity again as the Lord says, “let’s” as in let us go down and confuse the people.
- Not only do we get different languages, but we have a large disbursement of people. And it was fast. There’s archeological proof as you will see in the video below.
- The people wanted to build a stairway to Heaven.
- We know from John 1, that Jesus is the stairway to Heaven — the ONLY WAY.
- This was the first one-world order — one language.
- It’s interesting how the European Union, which is going to be the foundation of the future one-world order, built their parliament building to look exactly like the Tower of Babel. Check out the second video below with Amir Tsarfati explaining how it’s all leading to the Antichrist.
That is ridiculously creepy!
Next we have a genealogy of Shem, Noah’s good son, that leads to Abram, who will become Abraham, the Father of the Jews. I won’t bore you with all the names, but the chapter ends with Abram’s family history….
27 This is the account of Terah’s family. Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran was the father of Lot. 28 But Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, the land of his birth, while his father, Terah, was still living. 29 Meanwhile, Abram and Nahor both married. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife was Milcah. (Milcah and her sister Iscah were daughters of Nahor’s brother Haran.) 30 But Sarai was unable to become pregnant and had no children.
31 One day Terah took his son Abram, his daughter-in-law Sarai (his son Abram’s wife), and his grandson Lot (his son Haran’s child) and moved away from Ur of the Chaldeans. He was headed for the land of Canaan, but they stopped at Haran and settled there. 32 Terah lived for 205 years and died while still in Haran.Genesis 11:27-32
28 “And the world will be as it was in the days of Lot. People went about their daily business—eating and drinking, buying and selling, farming and building— 29 until the morning Lot left Sodom. Then fire and burning sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.Luke 17:28-29 NLT
The future of Babylon and the Babylonian Empire is a bit of a roller coaster ride. The Tower of Babel was destroyed, but Babylon later becomes a great empire who God sends to capture the Jews. It is later destroyed again, but its concept of greed, lust, pride, gluttony and vanity are still alive and well in our world today.
Ultimately, Babylon is totally annihilated in Revelation 18.
What’s wonderful about the whole Bible is that it’s not just a history book, but it’s a warning to mankind to turn to God or perish! It’s full of God’s promises that He always keeps. One of them being the promised Messiah, Jesus Christ.
It’s Your Choice
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