Tower of Babel, Babel(noun)
(Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another
a confusion of voices and other sounds
A confused mixture of sounds and voices, especially in different languages.
A place or scene of noise and confusion.
A tall, looming structure.
The city and tower in the land of Shinar where the confusion of languages took place, according to the Bible.
Origin: From Babel, from בבל, from ; in Genesis associated with the idea of confusion.
the city and tower in the land of Shinar, where the confusion of languages took place
hence: A place or scene of noise and confusion; a confused mixture of sounds, as of voices or languages
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bā′bel, n. a lofty structure: a confused combination of sounds: a scene of confusion.—ns. Bā′beldom, Bā′belism. [Heb. Babel, explained in Gen. xi. as confusion.]
The numerical value of babel in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of babel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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Benjamin Franklin wrote. I firmly believe... without Benjamin Franklin concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel, a reference to the Old Testament biblical story that didn't end well for the builders. The museum also showcases the Bible’s influence on world history, culture, science, art and literature. One section of the museum is devoted to the Bible in America, its influence on presidents and the Founding Fathers like Benjamin Franklin, who quoted the Bible's book to explain the importance of the country's founders to abide by the book's wisdom. Cary Summers said it's important people have information about a book that has had such tremendous impact on the Western world. And it will be presented, warts and all, of how people used – and abused – its precepts. One of the goals of the museum is to put Gutenberg Bible back in the center of conversation.
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