And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.  ~ Genesis 11:5-7

The story of the Tower of Babel is a cryptic account found in Genesis 11:1–9 of a time when everyone on earth spoke the same language. As people migrated east, they settled in the land of Shinar, the general region of ancient Mesopotamia.

Widely considered to be one of the cradles of human civilization, Mesopotamia was situated within the Tigris–Euphrates river system, roughly corresponding in these modern days to most of Iraq plus Kuwait, the eastern parts of Syria, Southeastern Turkey, and regions along the Turkish-Syrian and Iran–Iraq borders.

In order to make a name for themselves, it was there in Shinar where the people agreed to build a city with a tower “tall enough to reach heaven”. Angered by their hubris, God confounded their speech and scattered them around the world so that they could no longer understand each other.

The name of the city became known as Babel or, in Greek, Babylon, “because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.”

According to the Book of Genesis, King Nimrod was the original founder of Babel and the great-grandson of Noah.

The remains of Babylon are in present-day Hillah, Iraq, about 53 miles south of Baghdad, comprising a large tell of broken mud-brick buildings and debris, (illustrated in the video at the end) as well as a number of mounds covering an area of about 1.24 mi × 0.62 mi.

6th Century BC stone tablet revealing the Tower of Babel and King Nebuchadnezzar II…

The evidence of the location came to light as a result of archaeological digs which turned up remains comprised of:

1) The discovery of a vast structure beneath the remains of Babylon, and…

2) A privately-owned stone tablet, dating back to the 6th century B.C., which was discovered in Babylon about 100 years ago. The tablet’s significance recently was uncovered by Dr. Andrew George, Professor of Babylonian at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Inscribed into the tablet are the bas-reliefs of an ancient Mesopotamian stepped tower and the figure of King Nebuchadnezzar II (604–561 BC), as well as the text, “The secret totemic tower of the city of Babylon,” and an account identical to that in Genesis of how the tower was constructed.

Interestingly, the European Parliament building in Strasbourg, France, was modeled on the painting of the Tower of Babel by the 16th-century painter Pieter Breugel the Elder.  When God said “It’s not good for everybody to be united”, He broke up the world into SEPARATE nations. Modern-day Globalism and multiculturalism are literally opposites of God’s will for mankind, so why do so many people (including bible-believing Christians) resist this (ie God’s separation of the world’s peoples)?!?

In plain view it is the most sensible explanation of why God broke up the denizens of Babel in the first place. It makes absolute sense because one of God’s most precious gifts to mankind is free will, but a one-world government is by definition dictatorial; the true antithesis of the exercise of our own free will.

Yet another one of the wiles of the devil.

The Bible account mentions only the breaking up of the common language and the scattering about the earth, but when you seriously think about it, never until the past half-century or so have Globalism and multiculturalism been on the ascendancy, arriving right when the West entered its post-Christian stage.

By the time Christians might have been expected to recognize this return-to-Babel movement and start preaching against it, the pews were empty, or filled with people who tolerated only pleasantries from the pulpit.

The two prime examples of Globalism of course, are the United Nations, and the European Union, both of which are currently under extreme scrutiny in their efforts to globalize everything against the Divine purpose and will of God.

Perhaps it would behoove all the Globalists and multiculturalists to study a little deeper into what is inferred in chapters 17 and 18 of the Book of Revelation, especially 18:2-3 …

And he cried out in a mighty voice: “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a lair of demons. She is a haunt for every unclean spirit, a hideout for every unclean bird, and a hold for every detestable beast. All the nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her immorality. The kings of the earth were immoral with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown wealthy through the extravagance of her luxury.”

Say no more .. Now check the video clip.

So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. ~ Genesis 11: 8-9


H/T Fellowship of the Minds


Face of Jesus by Richard Hook

Soli Deo Gloria!