|Overview - Genesis 11|
|1||One language in the world.|
|2||The building of Babel.|
|5||It is interrupted by the confusion of tongues, and the builders dispersed.|
|10||The generations of Shem.|
|27||The generations of Terah, the father of Abram.|
|31||Terah, with Abram and Lot, remove from Ur to Haran.|
Genesis 11:9 (King James Version)
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.
- that is, Confusion.
- The tower of Babel, Herodotus informs us, was a furlong or 660 feet, in length and breadth; and, according to Strabo, it rose to the same altitude. It was of a pyramidical form, consisting of eight square towers, gradually decreasing in breadth, with a winding ascent on the outside, so very broad as to allow horses and carriages to pass each other, and even to turn. This magnificent structure is so completely destroyed that its very site is doubtful; and when supposed to be discovered, in all cases exhibiting a heap of rubbish.
- Genesis 10:5 Genesis 10:10 Genesis 10:20 Genesis 10:31 Isaiah 13:1-14:32 ; Jeremiah 50:1-51:64 ; 1 Corinthians 14:23
- the face
- Genesis 10:25 Genesis 10:32 Acts 17:26