After The Great Flood, all of mankind spoke one language, and they journeyed from the east, until they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and dwelt there. This plain is in the centre of the land of the ancient Sumerians civilization, that archaeologist say was earth’s first civilization. This land was later to become the land of the Babylonians.
Genesis 11:1 Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. 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 Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. 4 And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.” 5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. 6 And the LORD said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. 7 “Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. 9 Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.
When we consider following bits of information:
• The Great Flood was about 2,850 BC. (4,860 years ago).
• The Time of Confusion, the time when God confused the language of mankind, was about 2,350 BC. (4,360 years ago)
• Many archaeologists, even most non-Christian archaeologists are of the opinion that all ancient civilizations, including civilizations in China, India, Central Africa, Egypt, Greece, France, Britain, North America, Central America and South America all laid their first city foundation about 5,000 years ago.
• Most of these ancient civilizations, when they first began about 5,000 years ago, already had some form of written language.
• In this, both archaeologist of the world and The Holy Bible are very close to agreeing; Prior to The Time of Confusion of their language, at The Tower of Babel, there was only one civilization, the Sumerian civilization; Shortly after The Time of Confusion, all of a sudden there were many highly advanced civilization popping up (all most simultaneously) all over the world. Although Bible scholars and archaeologist calculations may differ by about 600 years on the date of this dispersion of civilization around the world, but given the dating methods used by both schools of thought, this difference is hardly worth mentioning.
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