at Babel, the cause of the early separation of mankind and their division into nations. The descendants of Noah built a tower to prevent their dispersion; but God "confounded their language" ( Genesis 11:1-8 ), and they were scattered over the whole earth. Till this time "the whole earth was of one language and of one speech." (See SHINAR .)
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Tongues, Confusion of". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".