Tower of Babel

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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 which He confounded human language so that each nation would have its own language, unintelligible to the others, and He ‘scattered them abroad upon the face of all the earth’. The generation which built the tower is called in the Rabbinic literature ‘the Generation of the Dispersion’.

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

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