Babel

ByBible Blender

May 2, 2015

The location likely refers to the city of Babylon and is most often referenced with the biblical Tower of Babel story as told in the Book of Genesis.  The Tower of Babel has been associated with known structures according to some modern scholars, notably the Etemenanki.  Contrary to popular belief, it is not mentioned as “Tower of Babel” in the bible but rather as “the city and its tower” or just “the city”.  According to non-biblical sources, it was burnt (the top), the bottom dissolved, and the rest of the structure left standing to erode over time.  Babel and its tower are also mentioned in the Book of Jubilees, Philo, Josephus’ Antiquities of the Jews, and other early non-biblical sources.