God messes with everyone's language so they won't be able to build a city. Which he previously and since has had no problem with.
It doesn't say there's anything wrong with the city or the tower, just that it was being built. And God thought "There's nothing they can't do, since they can communicate with each other, so I'm gonna throw a wrench in these spokes."
Geez, what's up with this?! I don't understand this at all, why did people treat each other so badly and why did God treat people so badly?!
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Answer by Lexylex at 12:02 AM on Jun. 1, 2011
The biblical story of the Tower of Babel reflects traveler's tales of the ziggurats of Mesopotamia- especially the stepped Etemenanki temple of Babylon that rose 300 ft above the city. The Israelites must have thought the great city of Babylon, where many languages were spoken, confusing and that lead the Hebrew scribes to link the city's Akkadan name, Bab-ilu with the Hebrew word balal which means to mingle or confound.
Answer by IhartU at 9:40 AM on Jun. 1, 2011
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