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Babel, tower of

the name given to the tower built in the land of Shinar after the Deluge (Gen. 11:1-9).

God dispersed them by confusing their language, and hence the name Babel, meaning “confusion.”

In the Babylonian tablets there is an account of this event, and also of the creation and the deluge.

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Explanation of the origin of races, beginning at Babel: