Babel is generally recognized as the ancient city where some of Noah’s descendants united to make a name for themselves by building a tower that would reach into heaven. When God realized that their true purpose and intent was evil, He confounded the builder’s language, which interrupted their communication and put an end to the project.

THE TROUBLES AT BABEL
by
Walter Stanford

The foreman on the Babel works was walking round the Tower
When a shower of bricks came hurtling down from the 27th floor
He dodged aside and saved his life, then up the stairs he flew
Repeating on his way the choicest Hebrew oaths he knew
The way was long, and frequently for breath he had to stop
But in a half-an-hour or so he'd mounted to the top

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