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Tower of Babel

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

According to Gen. 11: 1–9, the tower reaching to heaven, the presumptuous construction of which was frustrated by God through confusion of languages among its builders.

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Babel, Tower of

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 155 words.

According to Gen. 11: 1–9, the descendants of *Noah decided to build a huge tower at Babel (Babylon), to reach up to heaven. At that time all men spoke one language, and God punished their...

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Lexicographical Musings - The Variegated Language of Sales Law : a Modern Tower of Babel

Frank Münzel.

in Uniform Law Review

August 2003; p ublished online August 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Private International Law and Conflict of Laws. 0 words.

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The Tower of Babel: Human Rights and the Paradox of Language

Moria Paz.

in European Journal of International Law

May 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public International Law. 13632 words.

Key human rights instruments and leading scholars argue that minority language rights should be treated as human rights, both because language is constitutive of an individual’s cultural...

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Tower of Babel

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

According to Gen. 11: 1–9, the tower reaching to heaven, the presumptuous construction of which was frustrated by God through confusion of languages among its builders.

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Tower of Babel

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

The great tower built by ‘the children of men’, with its top reaching to the heavens, as told in Genesis 11: 1–9. God was displeased with the attempt to build the tower, as a result of...

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Tower of Babel

Louis Jacobs.

in A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 87 words.

The great tower built by ‘the children of men’, with its top reaching to the heavens, as told in Genesis

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Babel, Tower of

Daniel Russo.

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 306 words.

The theme appears in patristic catechesis, in Gregory Nazianzen (Serm. 41, 16; PG, 36, 449c), John Chrysostom (Pentecost

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Tower of Babel, The

in Grove Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 18 words.

Opera by Anton Rubinstein; see Thurm zu babel, der.

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Tower of Babel

Nathan Ensmenger.

in The Computer Boys Take Over

August 2010; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 9192 words.

This chapter examines the emergence of programming languages as a means of managing the complexity of the programming process. It traces the development of several of the most prominent...

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Babel, Tower of

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 30 words.

According to Gen. 11: 1–9, the tower reaching to heaven, the presumptuous construction of which was frustrated by God through

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Babel, Tower of

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 30 words.

According to Gen. 11: 1–9, the tower reaching to heaven, the presumptuous construction of which was frustrated by God through

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Babel, Tower of

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 26 words.

The enterprise which, acc. to the Bible, was the cause of the multiplicity of languages in the world: see Genesis

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Babel, Tower of

David G. Burke.

in The Oxford Companion to the Bible

January 1993; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 310 words.

Babel is the Hebrew word for Babylon, which the Babylonians themselves explained as meaning “gate of God.” This etymology

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Tower of Babel

Edited by Bruce M. Metzger and Michael D. Coogan.

in The Oxford Companion to the Bible

January 1993; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 7 words.

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Tower of Babel

David Leeming.

in The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 151 words.

In Genesis 11:1–9 in the Hebrew Bible (Torah) the story is told of how there was a time

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Tower of Babel

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 5 words.

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Babel, Tower of

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 56 words.

in the Bible, a tower built in an attempt to reach heaven, which God frustrated by confusing the languages of its builders so that they could not understand one another (Genesis 11:1–9)....

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Tower of Babel [Bible]

Andrew Delahunty and Sheila Dignen.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 128 words.

According to the book of Genesis, the descendants of *Noah decided to build a city and a tower, the Tower

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Babel, Tower of

Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 130 words.

Acc. to Gen. 11: 1–9, the tower reaching to heaven, the presumptuous construction of which was frustrated by Yahweh

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Tower of Babel

Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 7 words.

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