from there over all the earth,
and they stopped building the city.
That is why it was called Babel
—because there the LORD confused
the language of the whole world.
From there the LORD scattered them
over the face of the whole earth."
Gen. 11:8, 9
The illustration is from the Bedford Book of Hours done between 1423-1430 AD. It interprets the building of the Tower of Babel on a plain in Shinar or Babylonia.
The multiplication of languages was used by God to keep humans from following through with their unholy goal of making a way to heaven by their own means. ["Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens…]
Christ is the only solution to our human dilemmas and the only Way to fulfill our full potential
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