I personally think the story was added not only as a simple explanation to the mystery of why there were so many languages, but to point out that even ancient man could see that language is the barrier that kept them from accomplishing great things. I always liked the part where they wrote that God said something like 'wow, if these primitives can do this, when they've just started; think what they'll do later.'
I assumed the writers could see that once we could overcome the language barrier we would advance in knowledge quickly. I think mankind has proven that thought to be correct.
that answer may never be known. I believe the writers were prisoners in ancient Babylon. They probably spoke pigeon babylonian, but never met a dolphin. As a pearl diver, you might study up on that and be able to offer insight.
Although, I have to say, your previous answer is definitely food for thought.
it was not because the tower was any danger to paradise or people, but because the builders were going against the commandment to fill the earth.
“come on!” they said. “let us build ourselves a city and also a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a celebrated name for ourselves, for fear we may be scattered over all the surface of the earth." - gen 11:4. the result? gen 11:5-8 (they were scattered)
You know the one "universal language" has never been changed. It has always remained a constant through out the millenniums. So how do you know that it hasn't been man changing languages spoken by words, while God's true language has been untouched by us?
Mathematics have always been and always will be the one language undaunted and unbreakable by mankind. It is the universal language. Everything we know....., Everything around us......., is controlled by math.
Oh Great Question: I think there was a concern that Chickens would adopt and start speaking Enrish instead of communicating like Chickens, if they heard only Enrish spoken in the world. Apparently, the original concern was based on what had happened to the Pigeons that had been exposed to only Enrish speaking people and ended up speaking only Pigeon-Enrish!
On those days people are not known about the Oxygen non availabilty & gravity force after the particule stage. So GOD Like to destroy the unity by the way of language scattering.Otherwise people will vanished by themselfs. I think so . - pl any body
Humans invented language. God had nothing to do with it. Humans invented a lot of other stuff too that makes our day to day life much easier than it was a million years ago. Next time you want to thank someone, try thanking Newton, Einstein, Galileo and many others whose work is the basis of our society.
I love how the Welsh sing to motivate and inspire their Rugby team. Its the unison and compassion shining through. (Of course my eyes are on the men in Black (NZ) but my ears tuned to the melodic sounds of those Welshmen)
I think that no one can creat a language for some group other than GOD. Some christians are speaking or making noise at the time of prayer with out knowing the meaning.No body knows.But they told and belive that the language.
pl what is this.
Language or some excitement noise.
Disciples of JESUS also spoke unknown language with meaning.
I have been in many church services where people are babbling away in direct contradiction to Paul's guidance notes of tongues in Church. To my understand the gift of tongues is the ability to speak and Earthly language that has not been learnt by the believer, but is understood by a foreigner. So Paul would have needed to speak in tongues on his missions to various European nations.
Proponents of tongues say they are speaking unknown languages of Heaven or Angels using Paul's teaching on the subject of love where he said "if I speak in tongues of Angels, but have not love...." However, I think this is stretching Paul's speech where it was not intended to go. One needs two or three witnesses to establish a doctrine. Justification for tongues is personal edification. Yeah right. If that was the case we would see changed lives and attitudes.
So tongues of angels, I'm very doubtful this is the case.
I dont know how others talk to God ,but I communicate with Him just like I talk to any loved one (probably talk too much too) But I show respect and honor and listen and wait ,say some more and wait on Him.
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