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BABEL, TOWER OF

On the plain of Shinar the people decided to build a town and erect a tower so high it would reach heaven. Yahweh distrusted their motives (Genesis 11:1-9). He confused their language so that they could not understand each other. Then he scattered the people over the earth.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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