Friday, November 20, 2020

Bible DISCOVERY 8: When the Earth Was ONE

 

There was a time the earth spoke one language.

11 And the whole earth was 

of one language, 

and of one speech.

Genesis 11:1 (King James Version)


But we humans, being the ambitious and forgetful people we are, we try to outdo God.

2 And it came to pass, 

as they journeyed 

from the east, 

that they found 

a plain 

in the land 

of Shinar; 

and they dwelt there.

3 And they said 

one to another, 

Go to, 

let us make brick, 

and burn them thoroughly. 

And they had brick 

for stone, 

and slime had they 

for morter.

4 And they said, 

Go to, 

let us build us 

a city 

and a tower, 

whose top 

may reach 

unto heaven; 

and let us 

make us 

a name, 

lest we 

be scattered abroad 

upon the face 

of the whole earth.

Genesis 11:2-4 (King James Version)


Thing is, God sees ALL.

5 And the Lord 

came down 

to see the city 

and the tower, 

which the children 

of men builded.

Genesis 11:5 (King James Version)


Of course, God knew what people were up to.

6 And the Lord said, 

Behold, 

the people is one, 

and they have all 

one language; 

and this they begin 

to do: 

and now nothing 

will be restrained 

from them, 

which they 

have imagined 

to do.

Genesis 11:6 (King James Version)


So, God knew EXACTLY what to do with His power-hungry people.

7 Go to, 

let us go down, 

and there confound 

their language, 

that they 

may not understand 

one another's speech.

8 So the Lord 

scattered them abroad 

from thence 

upon the face 

of all the earth: 

and they left off 

to build 

the city.

Genesis 11:7-8 (King James Version)


Thus, the origin of the name "Babel".

9 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.

Genesis 11:9 (King James Version)


Surely, the word "babble" came from "Babel"?

Whether as a noun, 

or a verb, 

the word "babble" means 

speech that is:

incoherent, 

foolish, 

meaningless, 

imperfect, 

thoughtless; 

or prattle.

Nonsense talk.


Oh, to be back to those days when we were all one, and coherent of each other!


This was the generation of Shem, one of NOAH's sons, and also the forbear of Terah, who had a son called ABRAHAM (called Abram then).

10 These are 

the generations 

of Shem: 

Shem was an hundred years old, 

and begat Arphaxad 

two years 

after the flood:

Genesis 11:10 (King James Version)


26 And Terah lived seventy years, 

and begat Abram, 

Nahor, 

and Haran.

27 Now these 

are the generations 

of Terah: 

Terah begat Abram, 

Nahor, 

and Haran; 

and Haran begat Lot.

Genesis 11:26-27 (King James Version)


And on, to the land of Canaan.

31 And Terah took Abram 

his son, 

and Lot 

the son of Haran 

his son's son, 

and Sarai his daughter in law, 

his son Abram's wife; 

and they went forth 

with them 

from Ur 

of the Chaldees, 

to go into 

the land 

of Canaan; 

and they came 

unto Haran, 

and dwelt there.

32 And the days of Terah 

were two hundred 

and five years: 

and Terah died 

in Haran.

Genesis 11:31-32 (King James Version)


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